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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to vote?

Who can register to vote?

I have moved, how do I change my address?

How do I change my name?

How do I change my party affiliation?

Do I have to register every year?

If I attend a school outside of Otsego County, where should I register?

Can A Felony Conviction Affect My Right To Vote?

How do I apply for an absentee ballot?

Who qualifies for an absentee ballot?

Do I need to apply every election?

I applied for an absentee ballot, why have I not recieved it?

I sent in my absentee ballot, but my travel plans have changed, and now I will be in the county on election day. 

What is a Primary election?

Can I vote in a Primary Election if I am not a member of the party holding the primary?

What is a General election?

Where is my Polling Place?

When are the polls open?

Do I need to bring my voter card/proof of ID?

If I am enrolled in a political party, can I vote for candidates on other party lines?

Where are the Propositions/Proposals?

If a candidate appears multiple times, can I vote on each line?

How many candidates can I vote for in each contest?

My preferred candidate does not appear on the ballot. How do I vote for them?

Can I show support for my candidate at the polling place?