The National Voter Registration Act of 1993, also known as the "Motor Voter Act," makes it easier for all Americans to exercise their fundamental right to vote. One of the basic purposes of the Act is to increase the historically low registration rates of minorities and persons with disabilities that have resulted from discrimination. The "Motor Voter Act" requires all offices of State-funded programs that are primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities to provide all program applicants with voter registration forms, to assist them in completing the forms, and to transmit completed forms to the appropriate State official.
If you are not registered to vote and/or are interested in receiving information about how to register to vote, please visit the SSWD office for assistance. A member of the staff will provide you with the forms enabling you to register to vote. Voter registration and application information forms are also available at the New York State Board of Elections athttp://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html.