let’s get out and vote

Early in-person voting starts soon!

or you may request an absentee ballot by October 23rd



Voter Registration Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote. Beginning January 1, 2020: If you are at least 16 years of age and understand that you must be 18 years of age on or before election day to vote, and that until you turn 18 years of age your registration will be marked “pending” and you will be unable to cast a ballot in any election, you may fill out the registration form and submit. You will be pre-registered as an inactive voter. On your 18th birthday, your registration will be activated.
    You must be 18 years of age on or before the day of the election in order to vote.
  • Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election.
  • Not be in prison for a felony conviction. 
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
  • Register as a new voter prior to the election cut-off. New York State Law establishes a cut-off date twenty-five days prior to each election 5-210(3).

Voter Registration Forms

Download and print the form you need below. Be sure to print all information neatly so it can be clearly understood.

Helpful Hint: Voter Registration Forms have 16 boxes, including a party choice and a signature and date line. Check to make sure you have completed 16 boxes! This form is legal sized. You may need to change your print settings to “fit to print”.



With this Registration Form, you register to vote in elections in New York State.
You can also use this Form to:

  • Change the name or address on your voter registration
  • Become a member of a political party
  • Change your party membership

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.

These are the deadlines for the 2023 Elections:

  • Primary Election – June 17, 2023 
  • General Election – October 28, 2023 

Absentee Voting (Ballots)

You may vote by absentee ballot if you will be:

  • Unavoidably absent from your county on election day
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability
  • You have duties related to the primary care of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled
  • A patient in a veteran’s administration hospital
  • Detained in jail awaiting grand jury action or confined in prison after conviction of an offense other than a felony
  • You are disabled of permanently ill (see below)

If disabled or permanently ill:

If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an absentee ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your Board of Elections containing a statement which describes the particulars of your illness or disability. The Board will review the facts stated and, if satisfied, will mark your registration record. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is cancelled.

Electronic Submissions

Absentee application may be submitted via mail, email, fax, or via the State Board of Elections Electronic Portal. Drop in applications are also accepted. 

For further information regarding absentee voting, please see the Rockland County Board of Elections website at:  https://rocklandgov.com/departments/board-of-elections/absentee-ballots/ or the NY State Board of Elections Absentee Ballot Portal here:  https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/.

Early Voting for 2023

There will be nine days of early voting before each election:

General Election, November 7, 2023

  • Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 9AM until 5PM
  • Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 9AM until 5PM
  • Monday, October 30, 2023 from 9AM until 5PM
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 12Noon until 8PM
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 9AM until 5PM
  • Thursday, November 1, 2023 from 12Noon until 8PM
  • Friday, November 3, 2023 from 9AM until 5PM
  • Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 9AM until 5PM
  • Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 9AM until 5PM


Rockland will have Five Early Voting Centers for the Primary Election:

1. Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, New York 10956
2. Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Road, Garnerville, New York 10923
3. Orangetown Town Hall, 26 West Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, New York 10962
4. Ramapo Town Hall, 237 Route 59, Suffern, New York 10901
5. Stony Point Community Center (RHO), 5 Club House Lane, Stony Point, New York 10980

NOTE: In Rockland County registered voters may access any early voting center.

General Election, Tuesday November 7



  • Saturday, October 28, 2023 – Deadline to register for the 2023 General Election.
  • Monday, October 23, 2023 – Deadline for Board to receive application for an absentee ballot.
  • Monday, November 6, 2023 – Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person at the Board.
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 – Deadline to postmark/mail your absentee ballot.
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 – Election Day. Poll sites are open at your usual poll site from 6AM – 9PM.


Go to your usual poll site on November 7th if you have not yet voted early or by absentee.

Absentee Ballots: Upon receipt of your application by the Board of Elections, your right to vote in person is by affidavit only.