VRM in the States: New York

New York currently has the Online Registration and Electronic Registration at DMVs components of Voter Registration Modernization in place.

February 1, 2017

Advances in Voter Registration Modernization

  • Electronic Voter Registration: New York launched electronic voter registration at DMV offices in 2012, and fully eliminated the use of paper for DMV-based voter registration in 2015. Registrants type in their information electronically and provide their signature on a paper form, which a clerk then scans to create a digital signature. Voter registration information is transferred several times a week to election officials.
  • Online Voter Registration: New York launched online voter registration through the DMV in 2012. Eligible citizens with a state driver’s license or non-driver ID can use the system to register to vote and update their registration information.