The New York registration deadline to vote in the November 6 midterm elections is coming up this Friday, October 12, and New Yorkers have one less excuse not to sign up.

NYC residents now can begin the registration process on LinkNYC kiosks throughout the five boroughs, the city announced. Additionally, LinkNYC kiosks are currently running two campaigns to remind New Yorkers of the looming registration deadline displaying a countdown clock until the voter registration deadline and stats showing how many people in the surrounding district of the LinksNYC kiosk have registered to vote. 

And New Yorkers concerned about entering personal information into the kiosk can rest assured: Your privacy stays protected thanks to an encrypted private WiFi network, any information you enter is anonymized.

Those hoping to sign up should have their New York State driver’s license, permit or non-driver ID handy. To register to vote in New York City, you must be a U.S. citizen, a New York City resident for at least 30 days and 18 years of age on Election day. 

Photo credit: Jovana Rizzo

To learn more about how to register to vote or to check if you are already registered, go here. 

Launched in 2014, LinkNYC the first-of-its-kind communications network created to replace the city’s payphones and to build the world’s fastest and largest free public wi-fi network. Currently, there are more than 1,700 Links live throughout the five boroughs, and so far, five million people have used the free wi-fi service.

Equipped with advanced communication technology, LinkNYC can be used for more than just phone calls and free wi-fi. Each kiosk offers services such as device charging, a tablet to access maps, the social services platform Aunt Bertha and access to 311 and 911. All of Links’ services are 100 percent free for users.

To find a Link near you, visit this map.

So, Brooklynites, no excuses — everything you need to get your registration started is readily available at your nearest LinkNYC kiosk.

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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  1. “everything you need to register is readily available at your nearest LinkNYC kiosk.”

    That is not true. You can *start* registering to vote via curbside LinkNYC kiosks but you cannot finish the process without heading to a local library, or your home PC, or other primary resources.

    Why would anyone use a LinkNYC kiosk to get ½ way through the voter registration process except to prove they can? Same thing about registering for health coverage through the NY State of Health via LinkNYC. It is physically impossible to upload proof of income and ID and the like from a LinkNYC tablet, but headlines make it look like all kinds of New Yorkers are doing this when no one possibly can.

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