2016 Voter registration information for the tri-state area

With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions coming to an end, and Election Day just a few months away, the next big question to ask is "are you registered to vote?"

Over the past week, officials say the term "voter registration" has skyrocketed nearly 200% on Google's search engine. This was inspired by this weeks Democratic National Convention in an effort to get people involved in politics.

Officials say there are three main qualifications to become a voter. You must be 18-years-old, be a United States Citizen, be a resident of the county you are residing in for more than 30 days. They also say you cannot be serving a sentence or parole for a felony conviction, and that you must not be registered to vote in any other state.

If you match all of the qualifications above, click the links below to proceed with the voter registration steps.

Election Day is November 8, 2016.

Still unsure? Each website gives full and thoroughly details about how to go about the registration process in the Tri-State area. However, you should be aware of the different deadlines for in person and mail registration. All the voter's information is taken from the representing state's website.

NEW YORK

Mail registration: Residents must have their applications postmarked no later than October 14 and received by a board of elections no later than October 19.

In person registration: Residents must register at their local board of elections no later than October 14.

Change of address: Officials must receive notice by October 19.

More information: New York Board of Elections

NEW JERSEY

Mail registration: The application must be sent to the County Clerk seven days before the Primary.

In person registration: Residents have until 3:00pm to register with the County Clerk the day before the election.

Change of address: You must change it online with the New Jersey DMV.

More information: New Jersey Department of State

CONNECTICUT

Mail registration: Applications must be postmarked or received by Registrar of Voters no later than seven days before the election.

In person registration: Residents have until noon on the last business day before Election Day.

Change of address: You can update your information on Election Day ONLY IF you are changing your address. It can be done online.

More informaation: Connecticut DMV

Polls officially open Nov. 8. Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee and Hilary Clinton is the Democratic presidential nominee.
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