Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York





Democratic primary: Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General

Republican primary: Town of Pamelia Council (to fill vacancy); Town of Alexandria Council (to fill vacancy)

Independence primary: 5th Judicial District delegate (Town of Ellisburg only)

Reform primary: Attorney General (open to registered party members AND those registered without party affiliation AND in defunct parties -- Sapient, Libertarian, Liberal, Right to Life, etc.)

The deadline for those already registered to vote in Jefferson County who want to switch their party affiliation in order to vote in any 2018 primary is Oct. 13, 2017 . If you are already registered & you request a party change AFTER Oct. 13, it won't take effect until November 2018. (It's state law.)

Voter registration form

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 Active Enrollment, 8/3/2018
Party Count
Republican 23,268
Democratic 15,414
Independence 3,172
Conservative 864
Working Families 193
Green 153
Reform 11
Women's Equality 18
Other 31
Blank/No party 12,292
TOTAL 55,416

  • 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.
  • If you are already registered in Jefferson County and you move, you may change your address and be eligible to vote through election day.
  • 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 timeĀ registering to voteĀ 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.