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Federal Election Deadlines

Federal Primary June 24, 2014 State Primary September 9, 2014 General Election November 4, 2014
Registration May 30, 2014 August 15, 2014 Uniformed Services October 24, 2014 Overseas Citizens October 10, 2014
Ballot Request May 30, 2014 August 15, 2014 October 28, 2014
Ballot Return Postmarked by June 23, 2014 Received by July 1, 2014 Postmarked by September 8, 2014 Received by September 16, 2014 Postmarked by November 3, 2014 Received by November 17, 2014

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections).

What is my voting residence?

The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home.

Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections?

Yes. See FPCA Block 2 or FWAB Block 6 for additional information.

How can I submit my FPCA?

New York allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to email or fax your form, you must also mail the original signed FPCA directly to your local election office and it must be received by the ballot receipt deadline.

How often must I submit my FPCA?

For Uniformed Service voters, New York accepts an FPCA as voter registration and absentee ballot request for all Federal, State and local elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections. For overseas citizens, New York accepts an FPCA as voter registration and absentee ballot request for all Federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

The FPCA also serves as an absentee ballot request, so even if you are already registered to vote, complete an FPCA and return it to the proper county board.

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

You must return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail.

What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use the FWAB at any time if you have previously registered and requested your absentee ballot. If you are not already registered, the ballot will not be counted but the FWAB will be used to register you for future elections.

Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members may use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections. Overseas citizens may not.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

Yes, for Federal offices in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote.

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

No.

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

Visit the New York State Board of Elections web site at http://www.elections.ny.gov for information on certain candidates and propositions that will appear on the ballot. You can also find links to the web site of your local county board, which may provide additional local information.

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

If you are a member of the Uniformed Services (or family member), the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all local, State and Federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.

If you are an overseas citizen, the FPCA registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections for Federal office held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to be an unaffiliated voter, write "none." Only the Independence Party allows unaffiliated voters, under certain circumstances, to participate in its primary elections. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle)

Block 4

Your sex and race are not required. Your date of birth is required.

Enter your valid New York Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number OR your State voter registration number. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, New York shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your county elections official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

New York allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your county elections official will mail your ballot to you.

Block 7

Complete street address of your New York voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the county elections official in accepting this application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

New York allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax.

If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section and at http://www.elections.ny.gov. After emailing your form, you must also mail it directly to your local election office. The original signed FPCA must be received by your local election official before the ballot receipt deadline.

If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section and at http://www.elections.ny.gov. After faxing your form, you must also mail it directly to your local election office. The original signed FPCA must be received by your local election official before the ballot receipt deadline.

You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to New York's voter registration verification website at https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/votersearch.aspx. Your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application.

Other ballot request methods

If you are outside the U.S., your spouse, parent, adult child, brother, sister or duly authorized agent may apply to the local board of elections for an absentee ballot to be sent to you.

Voting by citizens who have never lived in the U.S.

A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote (for Federal offices only).

Voting your ballot

Voted ballots for general elections must be postmarked by the day before the election and received by the local election office no later than 13 days after the election. For primary elections, voted ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election and received by the local election office no later than seven days after the election.

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Voted ballots must be returned by mail.

The voted ballot's mailing envelope may be witnessed to show the ballot was mailed no later than the day before the election. This ensures that ballots received with no postmarks or other date/time markings or indicia will be counted.

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

Tracking your ballot

You may track the status of your ballot at http://www.secureballotusa.com/NY.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

New York allows Uniformed Service members and their families to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues.

New York allows overseas citizens to use the FWAB for voting in primary, special, run-off, and general elections for Federal office.

If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. If you are not already registered, the ballot will not be counted but the FWAB will be used to register you for future elections.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

New York allows you to use this form for registration, however if you are not already registered, the ballot will not be counted and the FWAB will be used to register you for future elections.

Block 2

Select the category that describes you.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle)

Block 4

Your sex and race are not required.Your date of birth is required.

Enter your valid New York Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, OR your State voter registration number. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, New York shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to be an unaffiliated voter, write "none." Only the Independence Party allows unaffiliated voters, under certain circumstances, to participate in its primary elections. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.

Block 7

Complete street address of your New York voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the town or city where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address.

Block 9

New York allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Identify how you would like to receive future absentee ballots.

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

Vote your FWAB

To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.elections.ny.gov. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

The FWAB must be returned by mail.

Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your county elections official.

Local election offices for county

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

County Mailing Address
Albany Albany County Board of Elections
32 N. Russell Road
Albany, NY 12206-1019
Phone: 518-487-5060 Fax: 518-487-5077
Allegany Allegany County Board of Elections
6 Schuyler Street
Belmont, NY 14813-1015
Phone: 585-268-9295 Fax: 585-268-9406
Broome Broome County Board of Elections
60 Hawley St., PO Box 1766
Binghamton, NY 13902-3722
Phone: 607-778-2172 Fax: 607-778-2174
Cattaraugus Cattaraugus County Board of Elections
302 Court Street
Little Valley, NY 14755-1091
Phone: 716-938-2400 Fax: 716-938-2775
Cayuga Cayuga County Board of Elections
10 Court Street
Auburn, NY 13021-3714
Phone: 315-253-1285 Fax: 315-253-1289
Chautauqua Chautauqua County Board of Elections
7 N. Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757-1007
Phone: 716-753-4580 Fax: 716-753-4111
Chemung Chemung County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588
Phone: 607-737-5475 Fax: 607-737-5499
Chenango Chenango County Board of Elections
5 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815-1676
Phone: 607-337-1765 Fax: 607-337-1766
Clinton Clinton County Board of Elections
County Government Center, Suite 104
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2933
Phone: 518-565-4740 Fax: 518-565-4508
Columbia Columbia County Board of Elections
401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534-1996
Phone: 518-828-3115 Fax: 518-828-2624
Cortland Cortland County Board of Elections
Cortland County Court House
Cortland, NY 13045-2746
Phone: 607-753-5032 Fax: 607-758-5513
Delaware Delaware County Board of Elections
3 Gallant Avenue
Delhi, NY 13753-1095
Phone: 607-746-2315 Fax: 607-746-6516
Dutchess Dutchess County Board of Elections
47 Cannon Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3270
Phone: 845-486-2473 Fax: 845-486-2483
Erie Erie County Board of Elections
134 W. Eagle Street
Buffalo, NY 14202-3896
Phone: 716-858-8891 Fax: 716-858-8282
Essex Essex County Board of Elections
7551 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932-9801
Phone: 518-873-3474 Fax: 518-873-3479
Franklin Franklin County Board of Elections
355 West Main Street, Suite 161
Malone, NY 12953-1823
Phone: 518-481-1661 Fax: 518-481-6018
Fulton Fulton County Board of Elections
2714 State Highway 29, Suite 1
Johnstown, NY 12095-9946
Phone: 518-736-5527 Fax: 518-736-1612
Genesee Genesee County Board of Elections
15 Main Street, PO Box 284
Batavia, NY 14021
Phone: 585-344-2550 x2207 Fax: 585-344-8562
Greene Greene County Board of Elections
411 Main Street, 4th Floor
Catskill, NY 12414-1445
Phone: 518-719-3550 Fax: 518-719-3784
Hamilton Hamilton County Board of Elections
County Complex
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108-9801
Phone: 518-548-4684 Fax: 518-548-6345
Herkimer Herkimer County Board of Elections
109 Mary Street, Suite 1306
Herkimer, NY 13350-0527
Phone: 315-867-1102 Fax: 518-867-1106
Jefferson Jefferson County Board of Elections
175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601-2543
Phone: 315-785-3028 Fax: 315-785-5197
Lewis Lewis County Board of Elections
7660 North State Street
Lowville, NY 13367-9801
Phone: 315-376-5329 Fax: 315-376-2860
Livingston Livingston County Board of Elections
6 Court Street, Room 104
Geneseo, NY 14454-1043
Phone: 585-243-7090 Fax: 585-243-7015
Madison Madison County Board of Elections
N. Court Street
Wampsville, NY 13163-9998
Phone: 315-366-2231 Fax: 315-366-2532
Monroe Monroe County Board of Elections
39 Main Street West
Rochester, NY 14614-1408
Phone: 585-753-1550 Fax: 585-753-1570
Montgomery Montgomery County Board of Elections
9 Park Street, PO Box 1500
Fonda, NY 12068-1500
Phone: 518-853-8181 Fax: 518-853-8392
Nassau Nassau County Board of Elections
240 Old Country Rd
Mineola, NY 11501-4800
Phone: 516-571-2411 Fax: 516-571-3855
Niagara Niagara County Board of Elections
111 Main Street, Suite 100
Lockport, NY 14094-3718
Phone: 716-438-4041 Fax: 716-438-4054
Oneida Oneida County Board of Elections
Union Station
Utica, NY 13501-1229
Phone: 315-798-5761 Fax: 315-798-6412
Onondaga Onondaga County Board of Elections
1000 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-435-3312 Fax: 315-435-8451
Ontario Ontario County Board of Elections
74 Ontario Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424-1801
Phone: 585-396-4005 Fax: 585-393-2941
Orange Orange County Board of Elections
25 Court Lane
Goshen, NY 10924-1508
Phone: 845-291-2444 Fax: 845-291-2437
Orleans Orleans County Board of Elections
14012 Route 31
Albion, NY 14411-9382
Phone: 585-589-3274 Fax: 585-589-2771
Oswego Oswego County Board of Elections
185 E. Seneca Street
Oswego, NY 13126-2118
Phone: 315-349-8350 Fax: 315-349-8357
Otsego Otsego County Board of Elections
County Office Building
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1193
Phone: 607-547-4325 Fax: 607-547-4248
Putnam Putnam County Board of Elections
25 Old Route 6
Lake Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: 845-808-1300 Fax: 845-808-1920
Rensselaer Rensselaer County Board of Elections
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180-4098
Phone: 518-270-2990 Fax: 518-270-2909
Rockland Rockland County Board of Elections
11 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956-3600
Phone: 845-638-5172 Fax: 845-638-5196
Saratoga Saratoga County Board of Elections
50 W. High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1979
Phone: 518-885-2249 Fax: 518-884-4751
Schenectady Schenectady County Board of Elections
388 Broadway, Suite E
Schenectady, NY 12305-2520
Phone: 518-377-2469 Fax: 518-377-2716
Schoharie Schoharie County Board of Elections
284 Main Street
Schoharie, NY 12157-9998
Phone: 518-295-8388 Fax: 518-295-8419
Schuyler Schuyler County Board of Elections
105 9th Street, Unit 13
Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9972
Phone: 607-535-8195 Fax: 607-535-8364
Seneca Seneca County Board of Elections
1 DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165-1681
Phone: 315-539-1763 Fax: 315-539-3710
St. Lawrence St. Lawrence County Board of Elections
48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617-9987
Phone: 315-379-2202 Fax: 315-386-2737
Steuben Steuben County Board of Elections
3 E. Pulteney Square
Bath, NY 14810-1510
Phone: 607-664-2260 Fax: 607-664-2376
Suffolk Suffolk County Board of Elections
Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980-9733
Phone: 631-852-4500 Fax: 631-852-4590
Sullivan Sullivan County Board of Elections
100 North Street
Monticello, NY 12701-5192
Phone: 845-807-0400 Fax: 845-807-0410
Tioga Tioga County Board of Elections
County Office Building
Owego, NY 13827-1595
Phone: 607-687-8261 Fax: 607-687-6348
Tompkins Tompkins County Board of Elections
Court House Annex
Ithaca, NY 14850-4207
Phone: 607-274-5522 Fax: 607-274-5533
Ulster Ulster County Board of Elections
284 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401-3641
Phone: 845-334-5470 Fax: 845-334-5434
Warren Warren County Board of Elections
1340 St. Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845-9803
Phone: 518-761-6459 Fax: 518-761-6480
Washington Washington County Board of Elections
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828-1021
Phone: 518-746-2180 Fax: 518-746-2179
Wayne Wayne County Board of Elections
7376 State Route 31
Lyons, NY 14489-0636
Phone: 315-946-7400 Fax: 315-946-7409
Westchester Westchester County Board of Elections
25 Quarropas Street
White Plains, NY 10601-4824
Phone: 914-995-5700 Fax: 914-995-3190
Wyoming Wyoming County Board of Elections
4 Perry Avenue
Warsaw, NY 14569-1220
Phone: 585-786-8931 Fax: 585-786-8843
Yates Yates County Board of Elections
417 Liberty Street, Suite 1124
Penn Yan, NY 14527-1100
Phone: 315-536-5135 Fax: 315-536-5523

Local election offices for borough

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

Borough Mailing Address
Bronx Bronx Borough Board of Elections
1780 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457-5500
Phone: 718-299-9017 x1889 Fax: 718-299-2140
Kings Brooklyn Kings (Brooklyn) Borough Board of Elections
345 Adams Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3719
Phone: 718-797-8800 Fax: 718-246-5958
NY Manhattan NY (Manhattan) Borough Board of Elections
200 Varick Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10014-4810
Phone: 212-886-2126 Fax: 646-638-1967
Queens Queens Borough Board of Elections
126-06 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1500
Phone: 718-730-6730 Fax: 718-459-3384
Richmond Staten Island Richmond (Staten Island) Borough Board of Elections
1 Edgewater Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10305-4900
Phone: 718-876-0079 Fax: 718-876-0912