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Voting Information (Local and National)

Where do I vote?

Every voter is required to vote at a designated polling location within their Ward, or community. Click here to find your voting location.

Am I eligible to vote? 

There are certain requirements that need to be met in order for an individual to vote. Click here to find out if you are eligible to vote.

Am I registered to vote?

Our government, both local and federal, require that citizens register to take part in the voting process. Click here to find out if you are registered to vote.

Get registered!

If you are not registered, please take a moment and click here to register to vote!

I need an absentee ballot…

There are times a voter may not be present to cast their vote. In such cases, a voter may request to cast their vote through absentee ballot while not being present for the process. Click here to request an absentee ballot.

Information about the candidates

There are many sources to gather information about the candidates, and the election process. Click on these websites, Ballotpedia.org and Opensecrets.org, to see just two of the many reputable, and reliable websites available to choose from.  A list of reputable websites is also available through the New York Public Library in NYC.

How do voting machines work?

FUN FACT: From 1895-1993 Jamestown, NY companies used to help manufacture and service mechanical-lever voting machines! If you want to know what to expect on Election day, click here to learn about New York’s Voting system, and machines!