While many residents will beat the deadline by registering through a board of elections office or website they can also do it through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. Voters have been able to register on their My DMV site for a couple of years now. But this is the first year they can wait till the last minute, according to Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny.
“That’s kind of new this year,” said Czarny. “In previous years, you had to do it well ahead of time, to make sure it got to us. But they have an electronic time stamp now, so it’s a true electronic voter registration with the DMV.”