Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York



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 02/22/2022:

Party Grand Total  Active  Inactive 
Democratic 17,226 15,714 1,512
Republican 26,508 24,734 1,774
Conservative 1,069 985 84
Working Families 237 216 21
Green 126 102 24
Libertarian 219 194 25
Independence 2,611 2,323 288
SAM 5 3 2
Blank 2,803 2,548 255
Liberal 122 110 12
No party 13,460 11,476 1,984
Other 400 357 43
Right to Life 38 30 8
Women's Equality Party 28 23 5
Reform 6 4 2
Grand Total 64,859 58,820 6,039

  • 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.