NYS Voter Information

NYS Voter Information

New York State Capitol Building

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote?  Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?  

You can also complete an Accessible 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.

    Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign and date it. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections

Find your NYS Polling Place 

Voter Guide Part I and II

Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, deadlines for registration, voting machines and much more.        2020 Voters Guide Part I - not available yet

This Voter Guide will help the voter evaluate the proposals that will be on the November 2018 ballot.                 2020 Voter Guide Part II - not available yet

 First Vote, A Guide for New Voters

 Your Right to Vote

Information in Brochures and text version are available for the following topics:

  • College Students
  • Individuals with Disabilities
  • Homeless Individuals
  • Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities
  • Individuals with Criminal Convictions and Those Detained in Jail or Prison




Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot:

  • Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  • Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.


Absentee Ballot Application-English
Absentee Ballot Application-Spanish

 Know Your Voting Machine

Overview of 3 types of Voting Machines

 Election Results

Visit the Oneida County Board of Elections and Herkimer County Board of Elections
websites for the latest official election results.

 Organ Donor Registry

In 2009, New York became the first state to include an organ and tissue donor enrollment section on voter registration forms.  Since inception, over 160,000 individuals have joined the New York State Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donor Registry via voter registration forms.  LWVNYS has joined with NY Alliance for Donation to help increase organ donor registrations through the voter registration forms. More Information and Donate Life Video.