Basic Requirements for Military Voting
No New York military voting materials must be notarized or witnessed (except a signature by "X"), although the mailing envelop MAY be witnessed to help establish the mailing date.
- Persons serving in the military may vote from their designated 'home of record', regardless of where they may be stationed or for how long. Guidelines in determining residency may be found here.
- If that 'home of record' is in New York, you may register and vote in local, state and federal elections by completing an application and sending it to the board of elections in your 'home of record' county.
- Your application will register you and also serve as your absentee ballot application, and will be valid for 2 federal elections.
- Applications are available here or from your Voting Assistance Officer on base, or you can visit www.fvap.gov for forms and information.
- Always be sure to share any change of address information with your Board of Elections.
- Questions? Call us at 845-486-2473 or call the State Board of Elections at 518-473-5086 or the Federal Voter Assistance Program at 1-800-438-8683, or contact your Voting Assistance Officer or US Embassy office.