Early Voting has come to New York State!
Register to vote:
Exercise your right as an American citizen — register to vote. You can also use this online service to join a political party, change your party designation, or update your name and address on file with the Board of Elections.
To register to vote you must:
Be a United States citizen;
Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
Be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);
Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
To register online, you will need:
NYS driver license, permit, or non-driver ID card
ZIP Code currently on record with the DMV
Social security number
Registered voters who will be outside of Onondaga County and those who are physically unable to appear at the polls on Election Day are eligible to receive absentee ballots.
There are several types of absentee voters:
MILITARY - Members of the Armed Forces and their dependents
REGULAR - Voters who are out of the county, or ill on Election Day or Primary Day
PERMANENTLY DISABLED – These voters are on a permanent list and receive a ballot for each election
SPECIAL BALLOT - For those who are unable to vote in person due to Religious Scruples, Duties for the Board of Elections or a Victim of Domestic Violence
SPECIAL FEDERAL - American citizens living abroad whose last address in the states was in Onondaga County. This ballot only contains Federal offices.
SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL- This ballot for the office of President and Vice-President is available only to registered voters in Onondaga County who move to another jurisdiction and do not meet residency requirements to register to vote, or who move within Onondaga County within ten days to the General Election.