Voting: Registration and Info

Published October 8, 2020

If you want to vote in an election, you must be registered to vote, and follow the deadlines and rules for voting.

Please note that the following information is only for domestic (not international) students.

On this page:

Check Your Voting Status

Check your voting status at www.vote.org. This website will tell you if you are registered to vote, after you enter some information about yourself.​

Register to Vote

Visit the UB Votes website to learn how to register to vote, including information about absentee voting, which address to use, and links to registration forms. UB Votes also provides transportation to off-campus polling sites; see their website for details.

Voting Deadlines in New York State

Voter Registration Deadline

Friday, October 9

Absentee Voter Deadlines

  • Application by mail – October 27
  • Submission by mail – November 2
  • Submission in person – November 3

Early Voting

New York State

Saturday, October 24 – Sunday, November 1

Other States

Early voting varies by state; please visit Rock the Vote to learn more.

Election Day

Election Day (in-person voting) is Tuesday, November 3

This message is in compliance with the New York State Election Law and the National Voter Registration Act.

Voter registration forms are always available in the Student Engagement office:

Student Engagement

Student Life

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469