Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

Elections

Next election:

Early voting for the general election - Oct. 24, 2020

Am I registered to vote?

Where is my poll site?

Poll site change: Town of Champion residents who do NOT live in the Village of West Carthage will vote Nov. 3 at the Carthage Auxiliary Gym, Cole Road (across the street from Countryside Veterinary Clinic).

Did you receive my absentee ballot/application?

PLEASE NOTE:
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

Absentee ballot application

Freedom of Information Act Form

Objective:

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 as of 10/21/20:

Party Count
Democratic 16,344
Republican 24,727
Conservative 916
Green 141
Working Families                203
Libertarian 123
Independence 3,175
Serve America Movement 10
Other - Reform 4
Other - Women's Equality 27
Non-affiliated 13,672
Total: 59,823

  • 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 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.