VOTER  REGISTRATION  INFORMATION:

Qualifications to Register to Vote

  • 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);

  • 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 and;

  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;

  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

 

How to Make Changes to Your Registration:

 

  • Change of Name and/or Address

  • The voter registration form should be used as a change of address form. Notices of change of address from registered voters received at least 20 days before a special, primary or general election by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for that election.

  • Change of Party Enrollment

  • The voter registration form should be used to change your party enrollment from one party to another or to enroll for the first time in a party. A change of enrollment received no later than 25 days before the general election shall be deposited in a sealed enrollment box and opened the first Tuesday following that general election and entered in the voter's registration record. Please see Deadlines referenced above.

  • Victims of Domestic Violence

  • N.Y. Election Law (5-508) allows victims of domestic violence who obtain a court order from NY Supreme Court, Family Court or County Court in the county where they are registered to have their voter registration record kept separate and apart from other registration records and not be made available for inspection or copying by the public or any other person, except election officials acting within the course and scope of their official duties. Under a separate section of the law (11-306), you can also be excused from going to your polling place to vote and get a special ballot. For further information, you should contact your local board of elections for their confidential registration and special ballot procedures.

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  • Voters Useful Links and Information:

Ontario County:

Board of Elections

https://www.co.ontario.ny.us/107/Board-of-Elections

2930 County Rd 48
Canandaigua, NY 14424 
Ph: (585) 396-4005 
Hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Monday - Friday

 

Polling location Map

https://www.co.ontario.ny.us/DocumentCenter/View/1112/Ontario-County-Election-Districts-and-Polling-Locations?bidId=

 

District Maps

http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/921/Election-and-Political-Maps-of-Ontario-C

 

NYS Voting Pages

https://www.elections.ny.gov/

https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html

 

League of Woman Voter’s:

https://www.lwv.org/

https://www.lwv.org/elections/vote411

Why it matters

Election rules differ state by state, and sometimes change from year to year. Using VOTE411.org, voters can confirm their polling location, check if ID is required, and see what their personal ballot will look like.  Confirming this information before heading to the polls saves voters time and helps voters make more informed decisions. 

WHAT WE'RE DOING

We have long been a trusted source of objective and nonpartisan election information. Since 2006, VOTE411.org has served tens of millions of voters. By entering one’s home address on VOTE411.org, voters can see ballot questions they will be voting on, compare candidate responses to League questions and much more! 

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