You must be a registered voter in the county in which
you live to vote . To register, you must be 18 years old by the date of
the election in which you wish to vote, live at your present address for
at least 30 days before the election, not be in jail or on parole for a
felony conviction and not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
By calling the Board of Elections at 607-746-2315
and asking to have an application sent to you. You may also pick
up an application at any post office or town clerk. You may also
register at the Board of Elections office at 3 Gallant Avenue, Delhi NY
Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4 pm. To download the
application in Adobe Acrobat format, select the following link.
No. You may send the Board of Elections your new
address in Delaware County and your record will be transferred. You will
be sent a notice confirming your new address. You will also be notified
where you new polling place is.
A Primary election is an election at which only
enrolled members of a party may vote. Primaries are held by the party to
choose their candidates for the General Election. Primaries are normally
held in September.
You cast your vote on a paper ballot; the ballot is
then put into a tabulator. There is no indication on the paper ballot
of who voted on which ballot. Therefore once inside the tabulator
all votes are secret.
If your name does not appear on the election
inspectors list you will be given a paper ballot which is called an
affidavit ballot. The Board of Elections will check its records and your
vote will be counted if you are indeed eligible to vote. If they find
you are not eligible you will receive a notice explaining why along with
a registration form.
You may vote by absentee ballot if you will be out
of the county. Call or write your county Board of Elections
requesting an absentee application for the ballot. All
applications must be mailed to the Board of Elections not later than the
seventh day before the election for which a ballot is first requested.
To download an absentee application in Adobe Acrobat format, select the
It means that you choose to list yourself as a member of a political
party. There are six recognized parties in New York State. They are:
Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Working Families, Independence and
Yes. Registered voters may apply for a change of
enrollment. They may apply by sending the Board of Elections a new
registration form indicating the party enrollment change. The
application must be received not later than the 25th day before the
general election. The change becomes effective on the first Tuesday
following the general election.
Election Inspectors are the people that are at the poll sites on Election Day that have you sign in, give you a ballot and guide you through the voting process. They are also called Election Poll Workers.