Voter Information



Polls open 6 am to 9 pm for ALL elections

Presidential Primary Election: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Early Voting Period: March 23 to March 30, 2024

CD 26 Congressional District Special Election: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Early Voting Period: April 20 to April 28 to 2024

Primary Election: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Early Voting Period: June 15 to June 23, 2024

General Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Early Voting Period: October 26 to November 3, 2024



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 for a felony conviction;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • 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.


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

(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

Voter Information Notice – Overvotes


Absentee Ballots

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot

  1. Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from the five boroughs, on Election Day.
  2. Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability.
  3. Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  4. A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  5. Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

Ways to Apply for an Absentee Ballot

* If you send us a letter, it must contain the following information:
– Name and date of birth of the voter
– The address where you are registered
– An address where the ballot is to be sent, and
– The reason for the request.

If you apply by letter, an application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot.

If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up your ballot for you.

If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with the Board of Elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability, and you will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election that you’re eligible for until your registration is canceled.


If you are a voter with special needs, you may also apply for an accessible absentee ballot using the Accessible Absentee Ballot Application.

If you have any questions in regards to obtaining an absentee ballot, please contact the Niagara County Board of Elections, 111 Main St., Suite 100, Lockport, NY 14094

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

If you would like to download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application, Click Here 

If you are a Military voter or a citizen living outside the United States and would like to request an Absentee Ballot, Click Here


Status of Absentee Ballot

Please Click Here to check the status of your Absentee Ballot


Polling Locations

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

Shape Files

Niagara Shapefiles (Zipped)
Note: To open and use these files, you will need to unzip and use a GIS enabled viewer or software.