Who is on the ballot in the next election? How did your elected officials vote and what do they believe in? How to register to vote? ...and more
LWV is a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We sponsor candidate forums and other local events in an effort to keep all local citizens informed about issues that affect our area in a balanced manner.
Register to Vote
Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?
Voter Registration Form (English)
Voter Registration Form (Spanish) Update in Progress
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.
Accessible English Form On-line
Accessible Spanish Form On-Line
Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign and date it. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections
Find the facts about voting in your state at Vote411.org
. Before an election, find your polling place.
NYS Polling Place Lookup
Voter Guide Part I
Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, deadlines for registration, voting machines and much more.
2018 Voters Guide Part I
Voter Guide Part II
This Voter Guide will help the voter evaluate the proposals that will be on the November 2018 ballot.
2018 Voter Guide Part II
First Vote, A Guide for New Voters
First Vote (English) -- First Vote (Spanish)
Your Right to Vote
Information in Brochures and text version
are available for the following topics:
Individuals with Disabilities
Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities
Individuals with Criminal Convictions and Those Detained in Jail or Prison
Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot
Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or 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 Application-English
Absentee Ballot Application-Spanish
Know Your Voting Machine
Visit the Oneida County Board of Elections
and Herkimer County Board of Elections
websites for the latest official election results.
In 2009, New York became the first state to include an organ and tissue donor enrollment section on voter registration forms. Since inception, over 160,000 individuals have joined the New York State Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donor Registry via voter registration forms. LWVNYS has joined with NY Alliance for Donation to help increase organ donor registrations through the voter registration forms. Click here
for more information, and click here for the YouTube video.