“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt
Where to get a Registration Form
Registration forms are available at MCDC, most government offices, banks, post offices, libraries, and Tops Supermarkets.
You can request a registration for be sent to you by calling (585) 752-1550 or by sending an email request to MCBOE@monroecounty.gov. Be sure to include your mailing address!
Print an application form here:
Once you have a Registration Form
Download the English Voter Registration Form-
Download the Spanish Voter Registration Form-
You may also register in person at the Monroe County Board of Elections Office, 39 W. Main Street, Rochester, New York (Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.)
DMV Options for Registering to Vote
When completing a transaction at a DMV office you will be given the opportunity to register for the first time or update your address if you are already registered.
If you already have a Driver’s License or a Non-Drivers DMV ID and are using the MyDMV to access your Driver’s License record you can use the on-line site to register or update your Voter Registration record.
When registering to vote via the DMV, make sure you have the correct form. One form allows you to register for the first time; the other form is used if you’ve moved within Monroe County and wish to notify the Board of Elections of your new address to maintain active voting status. Also note it can take up to a few days for registrations from the DMV and up to a month for registrations from other social service agencies to reach the board. Therefore, for your registration to be timely received by the Monroe County Board of Elections, if it is near the deadline you might want to use another method of registering to vote.
The deadline to register
If you want to vote in an election, your registration form must be postmarked or delivered in person to the Board of Elections no later than 25 days before the election in which you want to vote. Your eligibility to vote will be based on the date you file this form, and county board will notify you of such. In a Presidential Election year there will be one additional opportunity to register. On the Saturday after the close of normal registration, between the hours of noon and 9:00 p.m., if a person wishes to register they must personally go to one of the Local Registration sites. Most City Libraries and Town Halls will be open for this special registration opportunity. A listing of specific sites will be available on the Board of Elections website http://www2.monroecounty.gov/elections-index.php. These special locations will not accept registration forms from anyone other than the individuals personally wishing to register.
Absentee Voting- Out of town or ill, you can still vote
If you are not going to be in town on Election Day, or if you are confined to your home or the hospital and still wish to vote, you need to request an Absentee Ballot. Go to the Board of Elections site for details. http://www2.monroecounty.gov/elections-absentee.php
Click the “Online Voter Information” link to find polling sites near you.
Rides to Polling Places
MCDC believes that all eligible votes should be provided with the opportunity to vote. That is why, on Election Day, voters who need to ride to the polls can get on through MCDC. The process is simple. Either fill out the form below REMEMBER TO INSERT FORM, or call MCDC at (585) 232-2410. When we receive your information, a member of the MCDC team will contact you to verify your information and schedule a time for a volunteer driver to pick you up and drive you to and from your polling location.