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Voter Registrations (State/Local Primary)

Postmark - 5/31/19
Received Registration - 6/5/19
In Person Registration - 5/31/19
Address Change - 6/5/19

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Postmark application (last day) – 10/29/19
Apply in Person (last day) – 11/4/19
Postmark Ballot (last day) - 11/4/19
Deliver in Person (last day) – 11/5/19

Registered voters who will be away from Fulton County on General Election Day, November 5, 2019, may vote during the Early Voting period (see Early Voting Schedule 2019) or may vote absentee in-person on the following days:

Tuesday, October 22nd 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday, October 24th 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday, October 26th 9 am – 2 pm
Monday, October 28th 9 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, October 30th 9 am – 8 pm
Saturday, November 2nd 9 am – 2 pm

Early Voting Schedule 2019

Saturday, October 26th 9 am – 2 pm
Sunday, October 27th 9 am – 2 pm
Monday, October 28th 12 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, October 29th 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, October 30th 12 pm – 8 pm
Thursday, October 31st 9 am – 5 pm
Friday, November 1st 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, November 2nd 9 am – 2 pm
Sunday, November 3rd 9 am – 2 pm

Early voting will be held at one site: the Fulton County Board of Elections, 2714 State Highway 29, Johnstown, NY 12095. Wheelchair Accessible.

If you vote during the early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.

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.

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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.

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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

Early Voting

In New York State, voters can now vote in-person before Election Day. This year you can vote in-person before the General Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in the period from Saturday, October 26, 2019 through Sunday November 3, 2019

All registered voters can vote early.
If you vote during the early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.

Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting site, you will check-in to vote, receive your ballot and vote as any other election.

Votes cast during Early Voting will be canvassed and reported after 9pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Yes. If you are out of the county or if you are permanently or temporarily disabled, ill or are the primary care giver for one or more people who are ill or physically disabled, or a resident of a Veterans Hospital, or detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or incarcerated for an offense other than a felony you may apply for an absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballot Application

Contact the Fulton County Board of Elections at 518-736-5526 or boe@fultoncountyny.gov. You can also contact the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or www.elections.ny.gov.

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The ImageCast is a ballot marking device that allows a voter with disabilities to privately and independently vote on a paper ballot. Audio and tactile interfaces allow voters with sight challenges to complete their ballot. Voters can listen to the selections over headphones, or view an LCD screen with an image of their ballot that can be adjusted for size and contrast. A "Sip-N-Puff" or paddle device may also be used by voters with limited hand dexterity.

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