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Election Information

VOTER/ELECTION INFORMATION

How do I register to vote?

You must complete a voter registration form and submit it to the local Board of Elections no later than dates below to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election.  You must meet the following criteria to be considered a registered voter.  Voter registration forms can be found at any post office, town hall or at any local Board of Elections office.  Downloadable forms are available below.Qualifications:

*          be a United States 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);
*          reside at your present address at least 30
days before an election;
*          not be in jail or on parole for a felony
conviction and;
*          not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

    PRIMARY ELECTION  – REGISTRATION DEADLINES

BY MAIL:   Applications must be postmarked no later than early August and received by the Board not later than mid August  to be eligible to vote for Primary.

IN PERSON:   Applications must be received at the Board no later than mid August

CHANGE OF ADDRESS:  Notices of change of address from registered voters must be received by mid August .

    GENERAL ELECTION – REGISTRATION DEADLINES

BY MAIL:   Applications must be postmarked no later than the beginning of October  and received by the Board not later than early October to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON:   Applications must be received at the Board no later than early October.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS:  Notices of change of address from registered voters must be received by early October

Re-Registering or Changing Your Information

*      Once you register, you are permanently registered
unless you move.
*      Name, address or party enrollment changes can
be made by submitting a new registration form in
any manner permitted for a registration
application.
*      If you move, your notice of change of address
must be received by the Board of Elections up to:
o      25 days before the election in which you
seek to vote if mailed.
o      Or, 20 days before the election in which
you seek to vote if applying in person.
o      You will be notified by the Board of
Elections of your new polling site.

*      A change of enrollment takes effect 7 days
following the general election providing it is
received  prior to the last day to register for that
election.

Help, I do not know my ward number?
Look up your polling place here

How do I vote absentee?
Qualifications:* unable to appear due to Business, Education or
Vacation
* unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability
* a patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital
* detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined
in prison after conviction for an offense other than a
felonyAbsentee Ballot Application provided below.

Military Absentee Form

  • Persons serving in the military may vote form their designated “home of record”, regardless of where they may be stationed or for how long.
  • If that “home of record” is in New York, you may register and vote in local, state and federal elections by completing an application and sending it to the board of elections in your “home of record” county.
  • Your application will register you and also serve as your absentee ballot application and will be valid for 2 federal elections.
  • Applications are available from your Voting Assistance Officer on base, or you can visit www.fvap.gov for forms and information.

Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election

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 your board of elections containing a statement which describes the particulars of your illness or disability. The Board will review the facts stated, and if satisfied, will mark your registration record. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.

Where do I vote?

1st Ward – Excelsior Engine #5, 143 West Main Street

2nd Ward – Farnum Bldg Senior Center, 21 Ulster Place

3rd Ward – Neversink Engine Co #1, 25-27 Orange Street

4th Ward – Howard Wheat Engine Co #4, 31 Owen Street

 

Who should I contact with further questions?
The Orange County Board of Elections may answer additional questions. Office hours are 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Monday – Friday.Susan A. Bahren, Commissioner
David C. Green, Commissioner25 Court Lane
PO Box 30
Goshen, New York 10924
Phone:      (845) 291-2444
Fax:          (845) 291-2437
Toll Free: (888) 879-POLL

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