Friday is deadline to register to vote for Nov. 7 election

Posted 12 October 2017 at 7:29 am

Press Release, New York State Board of Elections

ALBANY – The State Board of Elections reminds all state residents to register to vote for the Nov. 7 general election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight on Friday and received by a Board of Elections no later than Oct. 18 to be valid for the upcoming general election.

Candidates for the State Supreme Court as well as many important local offices will be on the ballot this year, in addition to three statewide ballot propositions. You can check the State Board of Elections’ website ( or contact your local board of elections for more information.

The voter registration form can be downloaded from our website: You may also register online through the Department of Motor Vehicles at their MyDMV site. You can also register or find forms at most state and federal government offices in addition to finding forms at the post office or your local library.

Residents who have moved to a new county within the state are reminded that they must re-register from their new address. Those who are currently registered and have moved to a new address in the same county should notify their county board of elections in writing of their move no later than Oct. 18.

If you wish to change your party enrollment to participate in a primary next year your change must be received by your local county board no later than Oct. 13.

Persons who are unsure whether they are registered, or wish to verify their current address, may check their status at the State Board’s website:

New Yorkers wanting to register in-person may do so at their county boards of elections and at many state agency offices throughout the state, but must do so no later than Oct. 13, to be eligible to vote in the general election.

For more information on registering to vote in Orleans County, call (585) 589-3274 or stop by the Board of Elections, which is located at the western wing of the nursing home, 14012 Route 31 West.

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