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Primary registration deadline approaching

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo used Tuesday, the 48th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to remind New Yorkers the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming September primary elections is Aug. 16.

He also released new data showing that more than 200,000 New Yorkers have used the state’s new online MyDMV and automated systems to register or update their voter registration.

The new online registration initiative, announced last August, marked the first time New Yorkers were able to complete the voter registration process online. Since the program began, 73,210 individuals have registered online — 25,344 of which were first-time voters. An additional 164,091 have registered, or updated their voter information, using electronic devices in DMV offices. Of them, 59,710 were first time registrants.

To register to vote online at, a person must have a valid New York state license or identification card and establish a MyDMV account.

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