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Voter Information

Register! Enroll! Vote!

Election Day: November 3, 2020

Registration is the legal requirement you must complete to vote in any local, state or national election. You cannot vote if not registered.

Enrollment refers to the requirement of indicating a party preference on the registration ballot so you will be eligible to vote in that party’s primary election.  Remember that enrollment in a party does not disqualify you from voting for any candidate of any party once the general election is held. Enrollment pertains to primaries.

Primary election: Candidates in one party run against one another. The winner becomes that party’s candidate to run against the opposition party in the General Election.  Don’t miss out on this important selection process in the party of your choice.

Important Dates

If you want to: Must be done by: How:
Register to vote for the general election October 10 (in person)
October 9 (must be postmarked by October 9)
Fill out an application and mail to board of elections or go to your local board of elections and fill out application
Request an absentee ballot October 27 (must be postmarked by October 27 for general election) Fill out an application and send to the board of elections

Voter Registration Applications Available: See  https://www.elections.ny.gov/votingregister.html

 You can register in person at your county board of elections or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.

  • You may also submit your voter application form at the Department of Motor Vehicles, either in person or on their web site if you already have DMV-issued identification.
  • Victims of Domestic Violence: 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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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
John Zawadzki, Comm. D
Lee A. Hollenbeck, Comm. R
Stephanie C. Rebis, Dep. Comm. D
Cinda J. Spraker, Dep. Comm. R

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
Terry A. Bieniek, Comm. D
Terrance J. Smith, Comm. R
Caroline Swartz, Dep. Comm. D
Violet Capece, Dep. Comm. R

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

FM’s Office of Accessibility is a National Voter Registration Act site. Voter Registration forms are available on campus at the following locations:

Student Development Center, Room N107-C
Robin DeVito, Coordinator of Accessibility Services
Phone: 518-736-3622 Extension 8145
Email: robin.devito@fmcc.suny.edu

Student Development Center, Registrar’s Office, Room N107
Scott Collins, Registrar
Phone: 518-736-3622 Extension 8700
Email: scott.collins@fmcc.suny.edu

Student Union, Student Activities Office, Room U020
Gwendolyn Ossenkop, Coordinator of Student Activities and Director of the Student Union
Phone: 518-736-3622 Extension 8131
Email: gwendolyn.ossenkop@fmcc.suny.edu

Fulton-Montgomery Community College
2805 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 12095