Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s

Early Voting 2019:


Seneca Office Building

1 DiPronio Dr.

Waterloo, NY  13165



Saturday, October 26th, 2019         9:00AM – 2:00PM

Sunday, October 27th, 2019            9:00AM – 2:00PM

Monday, October 28th, 2019          9:00AM – 5:00PM

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019          9:00AM – 8:00PM

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019     9:00AM – 8:00PM

Thursday, October 31st, 2019        9:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday, November 1st, 2019            9:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019      9:00AM – 2:00PM

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019         9:00AM – 2:00PM

Candidate, What is a candidate?

A candidate is an individual who seeks to be nominated or elected to public office or a party position. An individual shall be deemed to be a candidate if action was taken to qualify for nomination or election.

Most candidates get on the ballot by filing a petition containing a specified number of signatures. The required amount varies, depending on the office sought and whether the candidate is seeking a party nomination or a spot on the ballot as an independent.

Enrollment, Party Enrollment

Enrollment in a constituted party allows you to help designate candidates by signing petitions and voting in a Primary Election. This party enrollment does not require you to vote for a party candidate in a General Election.

Additionally, if you are currently an enrolled voter and change your party status, your change will not be effective until after the next General Election.

Political Parties

Petition Information


Candidates who seek party position or nomination for public office are required to fill out specific paperwork with deadlines set by the state. Please contact your county Board of Elections for details.