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Register to Vote

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Qualifications to Register to Vote

  • be a United States citizen;

  • be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18);

  • resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;

  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);

  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;

  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

How and Where to Register to Vote

You can register in person at:

The Jefferson County Board of Elections
175 Arsenal Street
Watertown NY 13601
(315) 785-3027

or at any New York State Agency-Based Voter Registration Center (Click HERE for listing)

You can enter your name directly into the NYS Board of Elections mailing list database to have a New York State Voter Registration Form mailed to you. ( NOTE : The same form can be downloaded, using the link below.)

  • You can call our 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.
  • You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form.

Print the form, complete and sign it, and mail it to your county board of elections .

  • Alternately, you can complete a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking on the link below, typing the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes. However, the file size of these forms are substantially larger than the above forms, so it may take quite a while for them to load on computers with slower Internet connections.
  • Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign it. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections .