The Fulton County Board of Elections is a bipartisan office responsible for administering elections for Fulton County.
You may register at our local board, at any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year.
Alternatively, you can download a .pdf version of the Voter Registration Form from our website, and mail it to the county board of elections, or register electronically through NYS MyDMV.
Complete the Voter Registration Form with the new information, and mail it to the country board of elections.
If you are moving to a new county you will have to re-register to vote. Send your voter registration form with the new information to your new county board of elections.
The board will notify you when your enrollment change takes place, by Law, after the next general election.
Enrolled members of a political party help to select the candidates for that party who will be on the general election ballot in November.
Parties generally circulate petitions to allow people to become candidates in primary elections.
A primary election is an election which the voters of a certain party select their candidates.
If you are not enrolled in a party, you may not vote in the primary election.
If you enroll in a party you are free to vote for any candidate at the General Election in November.
Every voter should review all the candidates for each office and select the individuals that you feel would do the best job in that office.
Often, people are concerned about the secrecy of their vote.
If you vote on a machine, your vote is protected through a system of administrative safeguards.
You begin by filling out your ballot at a table with privacy dividers.
Then, you proceed to the voting machine with your ballot inside a privacy sleeve.
The machines are sealed from the opening of the polls.
There is no way for the inspectors or anyone else to check the ballots or see what candidates you selected or how you voted on propositions.
The optical ballot scanner in no way reveals for whom you voted.
If you think that you will be out of the country on Election Day, you can request an absentee so you can vote by a paper ballot.
You will need to complete the application informing us of your name, residence address, when you will be out of the county and how you want us to get a ballot to you.
You may also come into our office and vote in person before you leave the county or have it mailed to you.
If you find that you are in the county on Election Day, you are required to go to the polls and vote in person even if you have already voted by an absentee ballot.
In such cases, the absentee ballot will not be counter if you vote on the voting machine.
Absentee Ballot Application
Any voter who has a physical disability or an illness, which does not allow him to go to the polling site, may also vote by an absentee ballot.
These voters may request that they be put on a permanent list so that they will receive a ballot for each election they are eligible to vote in.
You will only have to file an application once.
Absentee Ballot Application