Making Democracy Work


Who is on the ballot in the next election? How did your elected officials vote and what do they believe in? How to register to vote? ...and more

LWV is a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We sponsor candidate forums and other local events in an effort to keep all local citizens informed about issues that affect our area in a balanced manner.

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

Voter Registration Form (English)

Voter Registration Form (Spanish)

You can also complete an Accessible 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.

Accessible English Form On-line
Accessible Spanish Form On-Line
Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign and date it. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections

Voter Information Find the facts about voting in your state at Before an election, find your polling place.

NYS Polling Place Lookup

Voter Guide Part I

Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, deadlines for registration, voting machines and much more.

2019 Voters Guide Part I

Voter Guide Part II

This Voter Guide will help the voter evaluate the proposals that will be on the November 2018 ballot.

"2019 Voter Guide Part II"

First Vote

First Vote, A Guide for New Voters

First Vote (English) -- First Vote (Spanish)

Your Right to Vote

Information in Brochures and text version are available for the following topics:

College Students

Individuals with Disabilities

Homeless Individuals

Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities

Individuals with Criminal Convictions and Those Detained in Jail or Prison

Absentee Ballot

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot

Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.

Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.

A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.

Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

Absentee Ballot Application-English

Absentee Ballot Application-Spanish

Know Your Voting Machine

Election Results

Visit the Oneida County Board of Elections and Herkimer County Board of Elections websites for the latest official election results.

Organ Donor

In 2009, New York became the first state to include an organ and tissue donor enrollment section on voter registration forms. Since inception, over 160,000 individuals have joined the New York State Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donor Registry via voter registration forms. LWVNYS has joined with NY Alliance for Donation to help increase organ donor registrations through the voter registration forms. Click here for more information, and click here for the YouTube video.