Ask everyone you know, and everyone you meet, if they are registered to vote!
Here are points you can use when asking someone to register to vote:
Local elected officials make policies that impact you directly. Do you want to make sure your roads are plowed in the winter? That the DMV uses the monies it collects effectively? That people can open new businesses easily? Or have a coroner show up in the middle of the night when someone dies? All of these are the important jobs of elected officials.
Your vote counts! There are elections won or lost by only one vote. Every vote matters, especially in local elections.
Voting by Mail
Voters can cast their votes by using Early Mail or Absentee voting.
Early Mail Ballot
Beginning in 2024, any registered voter can apply to vote by Early Mail.
Your application must be received by the Board of Elections at least 10 days before Election Day (March 23rd, June 15th, October 26th) or visit the Board of Elections up to the day before Election Day.
If you are absent from Ontario County, have a permanent disability that prevents you from voting in person or are unable to go to the polls because you are a primary caregiver to an ill or disabled voter, you can apply to vote Absentee.
Your application must be received by the Board of Elections at least 10 days before Election Day (March 23rd, June 15th, October 26th) or visit the Board of Elections up to the day before Election Day. Apply on line at the NYSBOE Portal or print and send the paper application to the Board of Elections.
Voting in Person
Presidential Primary: March 23-30
Primary Election: June 15-23
General Election: Oct 26 - Nov 3
See Ontario County Board of Elections for polling locations and times. You can vote early at any open polling location.
Go to your assigned polling place; polls are open 6 AM to 9 PM.
Election Days in 2024:
Presidential Primary: April 2, 2024
Primary Election: June 25, 2024
General Election: November 5, 2024
If you apply for an Absentee or Early Mail ballot, you cannot cast your ballot on a voting machine in person. Instead, you will be able to vote by Affidavit Ballot.