Voting Information

6am – 9pm 

Election Day is November 5, 2019!  

Primary day is June 25, 2019   (New this year/early)

All Dates can be found with the below link.

Are you registered to vote?

Eligible voters can also register to vote in person by going to:

  • Grand Island Town Clerk’s Office
  • A drivers license facility. You can register to vote when you obtain or renew your drivers license or state identification card at any of the license facilities.
  • Registration is also available at other state government offices, including public assistance offices, and military recruitment offices.

Who can Register?

Who Can Register to Vote

In order to register to vote in Erie County you must:

Be a citizen of the United States of America;

Be an Erie County resident;

Be 18 years of age or older on the date of the election (PRE-REGISTRATION: You may submit a voter registration form during the calendar year in which you will turn 18 years of age for the purpose of pre-registering to vote. You will be eligible to vote upon attaining the age of 18 years.);

Not have been convicted of a felony pursuant to the laws of New York State without your civil rights having been restored, your maximum sentence of imprisonment having expired, or having been discharged from parole;

A person on parole who has been issued a conditional voting pardon by the Governor may thereafter lawfully register to vote while on parole; and

Provide your current valid New York State driver license number or identification card number. You must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number if you do not have a New York driver license number or identification card number. NOTE: If you do not have a New York State driver license number, identification card number or Social Security number, check the box indicated on the voter registration form which states “I do not have a New York DMV number or a Social Security number.”

When to re-register?

Your registration is permanent unless you move or change your name.

Address changes

If you have moved within the County, you must transfer your registration by re-registering. You may choose to write your new address on the back of your voter identification card and mail it to the Board of Elections office.

You must re-register with the local election authority or county clerk if you move to an address outside of the County.

Name changes

Voters who legally change their name, but not their address, do not have to re-register. If you have changed your name, you can vote after updating your information at the polls.

Where do I vote?

On Election Day, you will cast your ballot at your polling place, usually in a public building near your home, that serves as a polling place.

If you live on Grand Island, you will receive a postcard before each election that lists the address of your polling place.

You can also call the Erie County Board of Elections office at (716) 858-8891.

Other useful Voting Links