Do I Have to Register Every Year?

No. Once you register, you are permanently registered unless:

  • You are purged from the system (A voter in inactive status who does not vote in two consecutive Federal Elections is in the fifth year, removed from the list of register. The voter must re-register in order to vote.)
  • Incarcerated, and serving time for a felony.  Your voting rights are returned once you are released regardless of previous felony conviction, but you must complete a new registration form.
  • Adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.

Name, address or party enrollment changes can be made by submitting a new registration application. If you move, you should notify the Board of Elections as soon as possible, by re-registering. If the Board of Elections receives notice at least twenty days before a Primary, Special or General election, it must complete the change of address before the election.