The Information & Links Provided Is Courtesy of census.gov, vote.nyc & vote411.org
Who Is Required To Respond?
Everyone living in the United States and its five territories is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.
Impact in Your Community
School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.
Importance of the Data
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade...read more
Where You Are Counted
The goal of the 2020 Census is a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States and its five territories. You should count yourself at the place where you are living and sleeping most of the time as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day).
For some, this is straightforward. But others—including college students, service members, and people in health care facilities—may have questions about where they should count themselves or how they should respond. Other circumstances can cause confusion as well, such as moving, having multiple residences, having no permanent address, living in a shelter, or living at a hotel or RV park.
You can find answers to these questions below.
For more details about where people are counted, view the Official Residence Criteria for the 2020 Census.
You can vote even if you cannot get to the polling place on Election Day
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Early Voting Period is October 24, 2020 - November 1, 2020
When is it due?
You must postmark, apply online, email or fax completed application for the General Absentee ballot by October 27, 2020. You may apply in-person by November 2, 2020. Ballots will be mailed beginning on/after September 18, 2020.
You can register to vote online, in-person, or by mail.
If you have a valid ID from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register to vote online.
Download the application, complete the form, sign it, and mail it to:
Board of Elections
32 Broadway, 7 Fl
New York, NY 10004-1609
Your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.
Please note: BOE cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature.
Register to vote in person at one of our offices.