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Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? Use this Voter Registration Tool to guide you quickly through the process. Or you can download a registration fill-in form from the NYS Board of Elections: Complete English Form On-line (pdf 2,370KB) or Complete Spanish Form On-Line (pdf 596KB). You can download an English or Spanish form to complete by hand well from the NYSBOE

(In each case, to complete the voter registration process, you must fill out the form on-line or manually AND print, sign and mail or hand deliver the form to your local Board of Elections office. Click HERE to check for filing deadlines.)


NY STATE CONTACTS

NYS Board of Elections



LOCAL CONTACTS

Ulster County Board of Elections Home; Register; Election Results

Dutchess County Board of Elections Home; Register; Election Results

Be sure to see see what we have to say about Electronic Voting.

Where to Vote

Don't know where to vote?

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For Ulster County go check its Polling Place Lookup tool. For additional help contact the Board of Elections or call your local Clerk (see the Directory of Town, Village & City Clerks to find out who to call)

Dutchess County's Polling Place Lookup tool should tell you everything you need to know about where to vote.

At both sites you can take a look at a printable sample ballot that you'll use on Election Day.

If you are already registered, you can Look up your voter registration and find your polling place (External Link) through the NYS Board of Elections website.

Voter Information

You can find candidate information at SmartVoter, a nonpartisan election information site maintained by Education Funds of The League of Women Voters of California and of New York. AND...

Visit the LWVUS Education Fund's VOTE411.org, powered by Yahoo!, an unprecedented nonpartisan, one-stop resource for election information!

Our New York State League has also prepared an extensive toolkit for voters to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in their local, state and federal governments. To access this very helpful resource, click: Citizen Action Toolkit. Whether you're a first-time voter or just looking for some friendly reminders, the League has the information you need.

Links to information about state and federal elections and issues are available on our About the League pages. You'll find these are invaluable resources.

See video presentations of and about politicians of all stripes in YouTube's Politicians Channel (Opens in a new window) Please be aware that you will be leaving our website and that any pages, videos or other material you view are not under our control. The League of Women Voters does not adopt, approve nor disapprove any of the information or opinions expressed on the YouTube website. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

NYS Board of Elections

Ulster County Charter Revision

"The Ulster County Charter Commission was authorized by the County Legislature in Resolution #247 on August 12, 2004 in an objective and nonpartisan manner to prepare studies of alternative structures and processes to identify best practices for potential adoption by Ulster County."

The Commission has completed its mission and the draft approved by the County Legislature was submitted to, and approved by, the voters at the general election held November 7, 2006.

In the summer of 2009 we formed an Advocacy Committee which includes among our purposes keeping an eye on whether and to what extent Ulster County faithfully observes the spirit and letter of the Charter provisions. From time to time we report our findings in our newsletter, the Commentator. You can check our current and archived issues at the Newsletters page


Pursuant to the Charter's requirements, a Revision Commission was formed in the Fall 2011 to review the first 5 years of Charter experience and make such recommendations for amendments it deemed appropriate. To view the Commission's mandates, progress, and recommendations visit it's web pages at CHARTER REVISION

National Elections

The public is invited to attend DebateWatch 2008 at SUNY New Paltz. Presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates, this is a program designed to solicit public opinion and reaction about the televised presidential debates. Watch the debates on a large projection screen with a group of citizens who will gather on the SUNY New Paltz campus. You will then have the opportunity to discuss the debate and express your viewpoint about its outcomes.

The program is sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO); the SUNY Communication & Media Society; Lambda Pi Eta - Communications Honor Society; and the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Check our Calendar Page for dates and times

Your Representatives

Official City, Town & Village Websites