Voter Info.

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VOTING DATES & TIMES

Primary Election: September 13, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
General Election: November 8, 2016 from 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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VOTER REGISTRATION

 

Voter Registration To Register You Must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form. *Note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote.
  • Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction.
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

You may contact the Niagara County Board of Elections to request a New York State Voter Registration Form. In addition, most state agency offices and post offices can supply you with a registration form.

You may also download and print out the forms by clicking on the links below.
Download English Form
Download Spanish Form

Registering and changes may be done on at your DMV  in person or online.

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Voter ID Requirements

Voter ID Requirements for Mail Registration

Voters who registered by mail since January 1, 2003, must be prepared to show one of the following forms of acceptable identification at the polling place on election day:

Identification to be accepted at the polling place must be either:

(1) a current and valid photo identification with the voter’s name and picture

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • passport
  • driver’s license
  • non-drivers ID card
  • student identification cards
  • pistol or firearm permit
  • pilot’s license
  • military identification
  • government identification

 

—OR—

 

(2)   a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

 

A Current Utility Bill” would include: gas, telephone, electric, water or other utility bill

 

Bank Statement” would include: statement from a banking institution or credit union

 

Government Check or Paycheck” would include: 

  • social security administration check statementsa
  • government or military paycheck or paycheck stub

 

Other Government Document” would include:

  • hunting, fishing or trapping license
  • electronic benefit transaction (EBT) cards
  • public housing lease and rent statements and agreements, or rent statement agreements provided pursuant to subsidized housing programs
  • public housing identification cards
  • tuition statements or bills from public colleges and universities
  • bills from a federal, state, or local government
  • discharge certificates, pardons, or other official documents issued in connection with the resolution of a criminal case, indictment, sentence or other matter, in accordance with state law
  • government homeless shelter identification cards
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Absentee Ballots

To obtain an absentee ballot, contact the Niagara County Board of Elections.

(716) 438-4040 (Republican)
(716) 438-4041 (Democratic)

You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form.
Click Here to Download the Absentee Ballot Application
Click Here to check the status of your Absentee Ballot

If you are a Military voter or a citizen living outside the Unitied States, Click Here to Request and Absentee Ballot

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Polling Locations

Look up your election district and polling site location online by clicking the Link below.
Polling Place Lookup/Sample Ballots