Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York


OCT. 29-NOV. 6, NOV. 8

What are the deadlines to run for office? To register? To file campaign finance reports? (2022 Political Calendar)

Am I registered to vote?

Did you receive my absentee ballot/application?

Where is my poll site?

Who is on my ballot?

Your party affiliation switch will now take effect immediately, with the exception every year of the time between Feb. 15 and seven days after the June primary. Requests for party changes made during that time will take effect on the seventh day after the June primary.

Voter registration form

Online absentee ballot application 

Paper Absentee ballot application

Freedom of Information Act Form


To provide for the registration of voters within Jefferson County and to conduct all federal, state, county, and town elections as required by law.

Types Of Services, Assistance:

  • To provide registration forms and assist those persons wishing to register.
  • Training of election inspectors in procedures used in elections and machine custodians in procedures of voting machines.
  • Hiring of election inspectors, custodians, and all election personnel.
  • Assistance to village clerks, school districts, and fire districts relative to their elections.
  • Statistical data on registration, enrollment and voting.
  • To provide a directory of elected officials in Jefferson County.
  • To provide assistance to candidates and potential candidates.
  • To aid political parties with the procedures of the election laws.

Jefferson County Enrollment as of 08/30/2022:

Party Grand Total  Active  Inactive 
Democratic 17,133 15,211 1,922
Republican 26,888 24,608 2,280
Conservative 1,095 986 109
Working Families 245 218 27
Green 118 94 24
Libertarian 215 181 34
Independence 2,522 2,202 320
SAM 3 1 2
Blank 2,807 2,505 302
Liberal 113 99 14
No party 13,854 11,304 2,550
Other 454 382 72
Right to Life 35 28 7
Women's Equality Party 26 18 8
Reform 6 4 2
Grand Total 65,518 57,842 7,676

  • If you are registering for the first time in Jefferson County you must register 25 days before any election to be eligible to vote in that election.
  • To be eligible to vote in a primary election, you must be registered in the party that is having the primary.
  • Please call the Board of Elections if you have any questions.

If this is your first time registering to vote in New York, you need to show identification or send a copy of your drivers license, or some form of ID with your name and address on it.