The Department of Political Science
Register and Vote
How do I register?
You can easily register to vote right here on Baruch's campus. Registration forms are available in the Student Life office in room 210 of the Verical Campus building. Completed forms can be dropped off in the appropriate box outside the office (at the bottom of the escalator). For other ways to register (in person, by mail) see the NYC Board of Elections website if you live in the city, or here if you live elsewhere. Note: You must register four weeks prior to an election in order to vote in that election .
Where do I vote?
You are only allowed to vote in the specific polling place assigned to the address you entered on your voter registration form. You can confirm that you are registered here. You can find your polling place here. If you will not be in your county on the day of the election, you can request an absentee ballot by mail, but this must be done no later than 30 days before the election.
Do I need to bring ID to vote?
When you vote for the first time, if your identity is not verified before election day, you will be asked to provide identification. Samples of the identification you may provide include a valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or some other government document that shows your name and address.
What if there is a problem voting?
If you are properly registered but your polling place says you are not on the list of registered voters or if your identification is not verified, you are still legally entitled to fill out a provisional ballot that will be checked for verification after the election.
How do I use the voting machine?
You can learn about the voting machine used in your polling place here.