New York Voting Registers
New York voting registers are valuable in helping you find ancestors in other records such as naturalizations, censuses, and passenger lists. Voting lists usually record the name of the voter, country or state of birth, race, age, street address, length of residence, whether native or naturalized, date of naturalization, and court where the naturalization occurred. Some counties have saved their voter registration lists, and others have not.
Some eighteenth-century New York City voters are named in A Copy of the Poll List of the Election for Representatives for the City and County of New-York, 1761, 1768, 1769. (1880; reprint, Tomball, Texas: Genealogical Publications, 1977; Family History Library film 497705.) The New York City Municipal Archives has 50,000 registers for Manhattan 1772–1920, Queens 1898–1956, and Staten Island 1878–1956. Records for the remaining boroughs and more recent records are filed with the borough offices of the Board of Elections. Manhattan voter registrations from 1925 to the present, for example, are at:
- New York City Board of Elections (Manhattan)
200 Varick, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10012