Rock the Vote

If you live within the five boroughs, you can register to vote here.

If you live elsewhere in New York, you can register to vote online through the State Board of Elections website here.

If you are a CUNY Student, follow these steps to register to vote:

Step 1: Log into CUNYfirst

Step 2: Click NYS Voter Registration Form

Step 3: Fill out form

Note: Most of the required information is automatically filled out for you.

Step 4: Confirm that you read,and then swear to the affidavit

Step 5: Click agree to register to vote

If you would like more information on how to register to vote, visit CUNY’s guide.

If you are looking for your polling site visit here.

If you plan to vote absentee, fill out the application here.

Some key things to remember if you plan to vote absentee:

  • If you have applied for an absentee ballot either by mail, online or in-person, you may not cast a ballot on a voting machine for that election;
  • However, if you have applied for an absentee ballot, and you changed your mind and want to vote in-person, whether during early voting or on election day,  you may complete an affidavit ballot at the poll site.  Affidavit ballots will be kept separate by the poll workers until the election is completed;
  • To ensure that one ballot, one vote is cast by each voter, election officials will confirm if a voter’s absentee ballot has been received. If the absentee ballot has been received, the affidavit ballot will not be counted. If the absentee ballot has not been received, the affidavit ballot will be counted

Call the NYC Board of Elections at 1-866-Vote-NYC (1-866-868-3692) if you are in NYC

Outside of NYC call 1-212-VOTE-NYC (1-212-868-3692)

If you are looking to contact the specific borough offices at the Board of elections, visit here.

The Board of Elections (BOE) can provide help with:

  • Voter registration
  • Updating voting records
  • Providing poll site information
  • Absentee voting
  • Voter education, notification, and dissemination of election info
  • And any other questions you may have


    John Jay is a participating campus of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

    This challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement.

    The challenge hopes to:

    • Make participation in local, state, and federal elections a social norm
    • Substantially increase the number of college students who are democratically engaged on an ongoing basis, during and between elections, and not just at the polls
    • Make educating for democratic engagement on college campuses an accepted and expected part of the culture and curriculum so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values needed to be infirmed and active citizens.

    As part of the challenge, John Jay will commit to:

    • Increasing student voting rates
    • Convening a campus-wide working group
    • Participating in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) which measures voting rates
    • Developing and implementing a data-driven action plan
    • Sharing the campus’ action plan and NSLVE results with the challenge

    Coming soon...

    Exercise Your Right to Vote

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    Understanding the Power of Voter Participation

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    Additional Information

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    John Jay College Voting Contact Information


    Makeda Jordan - John Jay College Voting Registration Coordinator,

    For additional information please reach out the John Jay’s Office of External Affairs (





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