Register to Vote

Voter Registration

Qualifications for Voter Registration

To register to vote in Seneca County, you must:

  • Be a U. S. citizen
  • Be 18 years old by the date of the next primary, general or other election
  • Be a Seneca County resident for at least 30 days prior to election
  • Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship)
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court

How To Register to Vote

  1. Voter Registration Forms:
    1. Visit the NYS Board of Elections website –> New York State Board of Elections
    2. English Online Form
    3. Spanish Online Form
  2. Fill out the form using only blue or black ink
  3. Be sure to sign the form
  4. Mail (DO NOT FAX) the Voter Registration Form to:

Seneca County Board of Elections
1 DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165

You can also obtain a Voter Registration Form by calling the Seneca County Elections office at: 315-539-1760 or visiting most public libraries, government offices or post offices.

Updating Your Voter Registration

Your residence address determines the particular contest in which you are eligible to vote. Because of the role that one’s address plays in the electoral system, New York State law requires voters to notify the Board of Elections within 25 days of an address change to preserve their voting rights.

You must notify the Board of Elections, in writing, to make any change to your registration (change of address or name). You may send us the change on a Registration application.

You can also make changes to your party affiliation by obtaining a Voter Registration Form, indicating the change and sending it to the Board of Elections. We will process the information and send you a new voter card reflecting the change in party.

Please Note: a change of party enrollment will go into effect one week following the General Election. You cannot CHANGE your enrollment and vote in the NEW PARTY Primary of your choice in the same year. The last day to change your enrollment is the same as the last day to register for the General Election (25 days prior to the date of the General Election).

The Board has developed two programs to maintain accurate registration records:

  • The Board of Elections compares its file of registered voters to a file received from the United States Postal Service (USPS) of people who have submitted a change of address. For voters that match, the Board of Elections sends a confirmation notice to indeed verify if the voter has moved.
  • Reports received by state/county agencies (Mental Health, Corrections, Health Dept., Motor Vehicles, etc.) as mechanisms for keeping the voter registry current.

Important Dates for Voter Registration

There are certain deadlines for filing Voter Registration applications that impact your eligibility to vote in the next Primary or General Election. To learn more, contact the Seneca County Board of Elections at: (315) 539-1760 or visit the following link:

Voter Registration Deadlines