Votes in NYSQualifications to Register to Vote in New York

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18);
  • resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
  • not be in prison for a felony conviction;
  • not found to be incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Voter Registration Deadlines

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Applications must be postmarked no later than October 14, 2022 and received by a board of elections no later than October 19, 2022 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

Voter Registration Forms

Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign it. The board of elections cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections.

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.

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 up until February 14th each year will be effective immediately. Changes received on or after February 15th until seven days after the June Primary will be set aside and opened the seventh day following the June Primary and entered in the voter's registration record. Please see Deadlines referenced above.

Absentee Voting

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General Election Day will be held on November 8, 2022. The early voting period is October 29- November 6, 2022.

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot (Deadlines)

Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from the five boroughs, on Election Day.
Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19).
Unable to appear 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 Forms

Oneida County Board of Elections

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Union Station, 321 Main Street - 3rd Floor, Utica, N.Y. 13501
Phone: 315-798-5765
Fax: 315-798-6412


Sarah Bormann Commissioner DEM
Nichole Shortell Commissioner REP

MVCC Contacts for Voter Registration Assistance

Sandy Cummings

Tamara Mariotti