Register to Vote

To Register to Vote, You Must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be 18 years of age by the day of the election in which you want to vote;
  • Be a resident of the county for at least 30 days before the election if registering for the first time.
  • Be on parole if convicted of a felony;
  • Not be in jail for a felony conviction; and
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

How Do I Register?

You can obtain a mail registration form by calling your County Board of Elections at (518) 565-4740, or by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE.  Registration forms are also available at most government offices, post offices, libraries, and on-line.  You must complete the form and mail to your local County Board of Elections.  You may also register in person at your County Board of Elections. Be sure to sign the application before mailing.

You need to re-register to vote if:

  • You move into the county;
  • Changed your name;
  • Changed your address; or
  • Changed your party enrollment.

 (Any change in party enrollment will become effective seven (7) days after the following General Election)

If you move out of Clinton County and register to vote in a new county, your new county will notify Clinton County of your change.


You will be able to register to donate your organs and tissues by filling out the form attached to the new registration forms.  These forms will be forwarded to the NYS Department of Health “Donate Life” Registry.

Verifying Your Identify.

Your Identity is verified through DMV, or the last four digits of your social security number, which you will provide on the registration form.  If we cannot verify your identity before Election Day, you will be asked for ID when you vote for the first time.