automatic voter registration


Automatic Voter Registration would register to vote eligible New Yorkers who interact with designated state government agencies unless they opt out and electronically transfer voter registration information to the Board of Elections. This would make voter registration more convenient, more accurate, and reduce the potential for voter fraud.

  • Automatic Voter Registration facilitates easy voter registration. Apply for a state ID or driver’s license and be automatically registered to vote. This would increase New York’s rolls by about 2 million new voters. (Eligible voters are given the opportunity to opt-out.)

  • Automatic Voter Registration will save New York taxpayer money by avoiding an influx of new voter registrations right before deadlines, which require manual input.

  • Automatic Voter Registration It increases efficiency and accuracy of voter rolls and increases the amount of information transmitted to local Board of Elections, thereby ensuring greater accuracy in voter rolls.