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Maloney Statement on National Voter Registration Day

Sep 22, 2020
Press Release

Maloney Statement on National Voter Registration Day


Washington, D.C. – National Voter Registration Day is celebrated annually the fourth Tuesday of every September.  To commemorate the day, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) is urging Hudson Valley residents to confirm they are registered to vote, and to create a voting plan that emphasizes safe voting practices during the pandemic.


“National Voter Registration Day is the perfect time to make sure you and your loved ones are ready to decide the future of our democracy. This pandemic will change how millions of Americans access the ballot box this November, so it’s vital that we all confirm our registration status and create a safe voting plan,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “Voting is a sacred right and responsibility we have as Americans, and it’s important every New Yorker’s voice is heard.”


The deadline to register to vote in New York State is October 9, 2020.


New Yorkers with questions about their voter registration status should visit New York State’s Board of Elections website, elections.ny.gov or vote.gov.


New York State has introduced new election reforms that will make it easier for New Yorkers to vote safely by mail during the pandemic. The new law gives voters the right to request an absentee ballot due to risk of illness to themselves or others. It also includes a portal where all registered voters can directly request an absentee ballot for the 2020 election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot online, by email, fax or to postmark an application or letter of application by mail is Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The last day to apply in-person for an absentee ballot is November 2, 2020. More information can be found here.


Delays in mail delivery may impact the delivery of mailed voter registration, absentee voting applications, and ballots. New Yorkers are encouraged to register as soon as possible in order to allow enough time for the United States Post Office to process the increase of election-related mail.