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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 (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Additional resources and information about voting can be found at the New York State Board of Elections.

Application for New York State Voter Registration

You may register to vote using the New York State Voter Registration Form accessible at the links below. You can complete the PDF version of the form by clicking on the link below, typing the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes.  Alternatively, you can print the form to complete by hand.  Once the form is completed, you need to print and sign it.  Digital or Adobe-generated signatures are not accepted.  Forms must then be mailed to your county board of elections.  The address can be found on page two of the Voter Registration Form.

New York State Voter Registration Form in English. Fillable PDF

New York State Voter Registration Form in Spanish. Fillable PDF

Application for New York State Absentee Ballot

Absentee voting (aka “mail-in voting” and “by-mail voting”) is conducted by mail-in ballot before the day of Election Day.  All states will mail a ballot to voters if certain conditions are met.

Absentee ballot application in English. Fillable PDF

Absentee ballot application in Spanish. Fillable PDF

If you live in Fulton County, the application must be delivered or mailed to the Fulton County Board of Elections

Fulton County Board of Elections
2714 ST HWY 29, Suite 1,
Johnstown, NY 12095-9946
Phone: 518-736-5526
Fax: 518-736-1612
Email: boe@co.fulton.ny.us

If you live in Montgomery County, the application must be delivered or mailed to the Montgomery County Board of Elections

Montgomery County Board of Elections
Old Courthouse, 9 Park Street, P. O. Box 1500
Fonda, NY 12068-1500
Phone: 518-853-8180
Fax: 518-853-8392

Email: boe@co.montgomery.ny.us

If you live in a county other than Fulton or Montgomery, you can find your county here: https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/Counties/CountyBoardRoster.pdf

On-Campus Help

Voter Registration forms are also available in the following locations on campus:

FM’s Office of Accessibility is a National Voter Registration Act site.  All forms to register are available in the Accessibility Services office in N-107 (Student Development Center).

Registrar’s Office (Student Welcome Center, A115)
Student Activities Office (Student Union, U020)