How to Register to Vote
You must complete a Voter Registration Form (PDF) 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 online.
Remember: If you are a new registrant, you must register at least 10 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
Click Here for all 2024 elections voter registration deadlines.
Qualifications to Register to Vote
- 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 prison for a felony conviction;
- Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
- Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
- Unsure if you are already registered to vote, please check here.
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 at least 10 days before a special, primary or general election
- 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.
By enrolling in a constituted party you can help designate candidates by signing petitions and voting in a primary election, however, you are not obligated to vote for your party’s candidate in the General Election, you may vote for any candidate from any party.
To vote in a primary you must register for one of the following constituted political parties by indicating your preference on the voter registration form: Democratic, Republican, Conservative or Working Families. You can also choose to not enroll in a party, but you will not be able to participate in a primary.
Change of Enrollment
If you are currently an enrolled voter and change your party status, your change will not be effective until July 5th.
Note - You may change your party anytime though out the year. An application to change one's party enrollment for the primary election in 2023 must be received by the board of elections no later than February 14, 2024. Changes received on or after February 15th until seven days after the June Primary will be set aside and opened the seventh day following the June Primary and entered in the voter's registration record.
For additional information, visit the New York State Board of Elections.
Notice to Voters:
Louise VandemarkElection Commissioner Democrat
Courtney Canfield GreeneElection Commissioner Republican
Board of Elections
75 Webster Avenue
Goshen, NY 10924
75 Webster Avenue Goshen NY 10924
P.O. Box 30
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: (845) 360-6500Fax: (845) 291-2437
Toll Free: (888) 879-POLL
Bilingual Assistance: (855) 331-2444