Voter Registration

North Country Community College strives to inform students and employees of voter registration procedures and to provide students with voter registration information and forms. It is important for college students to register to vote because many of the issues that impact students, such as education, war, and employment, are directly impacted by elected officials. The New York State Election Law mandates that State University campuses develop a program to provide each student with a voter registration application at the beginning of each school year and during January and February of a presidential election year.

On June 7, 2020, the Governor signed into law a bill amending various provisions of the Election Law, which aim to increase voter participation during the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing qualified voters to request absentee ballots through a variety of options, including mail, electronic mail, electronic transmittal service, or web portal established by the state, city, or county board of elections.

Requesting an Absentee Ballot Under Election Law 8-400(2)(d):

  • All qualified voters eligible to receive an absentee ballot will receive such ballot upon written request to the board of elections.
  • In addition to the existing means of submitting an absentee ballot requests (either through mail or fax), this bill adds the ability of a voter to submit an electronic application submitted through e-mail, or a web portal established by the state, city, or county board of elections.
  • This bill also removes the requirement that absentee ballot requests must be signed by the voter. 
  • Note that this portion of this bill took effect on June 30, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020 (thereby applying to the November General Election).

Deadline for Receipt (Election Law Section 8-412(1)):

  • This bill extends the last date that all absentee ballots received via mail must show a United States Postal Service or a foreign postal service cancellation mark from the day before the election to the day of the election in order to be counted.
  • The bill applies similar extensions to federal write-in absentee ballots (9-209), military ballots (10-114), special presidential voters (11-110), and special federal ballots (11-212), respectively.
  • This portion of the bill took effect on June 7, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020

Board of Elections Contact Information:

7551 Court Street, P. O. Box 217 Elizabethtown, NY 12932

Phone: 518-873-3474 Fax: 518-873-3479 Email: essexelections@co.essex.ny.us

Sue Montgomery Corey, Comm. D; Allison McGahay, Comm., R; Jennifer L. Fifield, Dep. Comm., D; Shona Doyle, Dep. Comm., R

355 West Main Street - Suite 161, Malone, NY 12953-1823

Phone: 518-481-1663 Fax: 518-481-6018 Email: boe@co.franklin.ny.us

Brandon J. Varin, Comm. D; Tracy Sparks, Comm., R; Heather Marlow, Dep. Comm., D; Erin Brockway, Dep. Comm., R

NCCC campus contacts for voter registration information: