Statue of Liberty or Hudson River? New York Votes on New License Plate Design

August 19, 2019 - 12:50 pm

(WCBS 880)New York is asking the public for help in choosing a new license plate design.

The state has designed five new plates – four of which include the Statue of Liberty. The fifth design features the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River.

"License plates are a symbol of who we are as a state and New Yorkers should have a voice and a vote in its final design," Governor Cuomo said of the new designs.

New York license plate designs


The winner will replace the state’s old blue-and-white plates, many of which are more than 10 years old. Once the plates are available, vehicle owners with license plates 10 years old or older will be issued the new ones for a $25 fee.

The Department of Motor Vehicles will also stop issuing the newer blue-and-gold plates that began circulating in 2010.

“The time has come for New York to have a new license plate, which is why we worked hard to create design options that not only capture the heart of the Empire State, but also that our customers will be proud to put on their vehicles,” said Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Mark J. F. Schroeder. “I hope everyone across the state will take a few minutes to view the options and vote for their top pick.”

Voting runs through Sept. 2. New Yorkers will also be able to cast their votes for the new design at the New York State Fair.

The license plate with the most votes will become the state's official license plate and will be available in April 2020.

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