DON'T EVEN THINK OF NOT VOTING!
Even if you are certain that Joe Biden will win the state of New York, we can still make a difference. The Biden campaign needs help to win votes in other states. Other important elections are happening here on the local, state, and Federal levels. Every vote counts. Let's not blow it this time!
The Ontario County Board of Elections has information on all your questions here.
You can always contact the Board of Elections by phone at (585) 396-4005. They will be happy to help.
Here are some quick answers to frequently asked questions to get you started.
IF I VOTED BEFORE AND HAVE NOT CHANGED MY ADDRESS SINCE, DO I NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN? NO.
If you have not changed your address since the last time you voted, you are already registered.
CAN I CHANGE MY ADDRESS OR REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE? YES.
If you have a New York State driver's license, you can register online here: https://voterreg.dmv.ny.gov/MotorVoter
CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE WITHOUT A DRIVER'S LICENSE? YES.
Go to the Board of Election website at the URL listed above for information on how to register via US Mail or in person. To be sure you have all the proper identification and qualifications, call the Board at
CAN I VOTE VIA ABSENTEE BALLOT, EVEN IF I AM NOT SICK OR OUT OF TOWN? YES.
To keep voters safe from the COVID-19 virus, Governor Cuomo has given permission for all people to vote via absentee ballot. To do so, you must file an application. If approved, the board will send you an absentee ballot you can fill out and send back.
CAN I APPLY ONLINE FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT? YES.
The State of New York has set up an online portal to make applying for an absentee ballot fast and easy. Access the portal here: https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov
IF I VOTED WITH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BEFORE, DO I HAVE TO APPLY AGAIN? YES.
Absentee ballots are issued for specific elections. Even if you used an absentee ballot to vote in the primary election earlier this year, you will still need to apply now to use an absentee ballot to vote this November. Use the portal (see previous question) or contact the Board of Elections (see top of this page) for information.