Here is the page for online or mail registration:
Click on the above link, and scroll to "How and Where to register to Vote."
The so-called online instructions:
Alternately, you can complete a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking on the link below, typing the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes. However, the file size of these forms are substantially larger than the above forms, so it may take quite a while for them to load on computers with slower Internet connections.
Complete English Form On-line (2,370KB) [which means 2.37 MB]
Complete Spanish Form On-Line (596KB)
Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign it. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections.
Of course, note the caveat in the last sentence: you must mail the form.
Of course, this is the more straight-forward explanation:
You can register in person at your county board of elections
or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
You can enter your name directly into our mailing list database to have a New York State Voter Registration Form mailed to you. (NOTE: The same form can be downloaded, using the link below.)
You can call our 1-800-FOR-VOTE begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-FOR-VOTE end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-FOR-VOTE end_of_the_skype_highlighting hotline to request a voter application.
You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form.
Download English Form (69KB)
Download Spanish Form (115KB)
Print the form, complete and sign it, and mail it to your county board of elections.
(Got questions? Telephone the general office number: 212-487-5300. Here is the link for the borough office telephone numbers and addresses.)
Of course, there are problems with the gubernatorial candidates, but that's another matter.
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The Albany "Times-Union" blog on the New York State attorney general's race. The latest post includes a database of contribution to candidates, in amounts of $250 or more. One can read of contributions from real estate companies, lawyers and labor.
Ron Gunzberger's Politics1.com site. Has comprehensive list of statewide candidates, Congressional candidates and New York State news links.