Voter Registration & Voting Information
NEW AS OF JULY 2020: Automatic voter registration starting in 2023!
Starting in 2023, all eligible voters in New York State will automatically be registered to vote.
Online voter registration requires a valid driver's license. Register online via the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Register by mail:
Click to find the printable NY State voter registration form. After filling it in, mail it to:
Otsego County Board of Elections
140 County Hwy. 33W, Ste. 2
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Or, pick up and fill out a form at the Oneonta Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), 16 S. Main St.
In order to vote, register at least 25 days before the next election.
If you know in advance that you will be out of town or indisposed on election day, apply for an absentee ballot. Apply as soon as you know that you will not make it to the polls in person, as the Board of Elections will send you a ballot 32 days before the election.
Click here to see election dates and dates by which absentee ballots are due for each election.
Both the application and the ballot itself should be mailed to the Otsego County Board of Elections.
Visit Vote411, a service provided by the national League of Women Voters, to find out more about how to vote and for whom: get a sample ballot, review your registration status, verify your polling place.