Know-How: The Trans Person's Guide for New York State

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HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR CHANGE YOUR NAME AND GENDER MARKER WITH VOTER REGISTRATION

Cool thing. If you live in New York and are already changing your name or gender at the DMV, New York makes it simple for you to register to vote, or update your voter registration information. Simply fill out page 3 of form MV-44 for the DMV, the one that at the top of the page says New York State Voter Registration Application, and it will be done automatically for you when you turn this form in at the DMV. You can also visit www.elections.ny.gov to see your additional options, which include:  Download the New York voter form, print it, complete it, sign it, and mail it in to the Board of Elections.  Registering in person at your county Board of Elections.  Registering at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.  Requesting to have a New York State Voter Registration Form mailed to you by calling the 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline.

HOW TO GET SOMETHING NOTARIZED

Some of the documents we have talked about in the booklet must be "notarized." What does that mean? Getting a document notarized means that you sign the document in front of a person who is officially designated as a "notary public," and that you have shown them proof of who you are, and also that you are signing voluntarily.

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