You have the right to make your voice heard through participation in local, state and national elections. The first step is to register to vote. And, once you are registered, we are committed to helping you become an engaged and informed voter.
Voter Registration Forms
There are a number of ways you can obtain a form to register. Paper forms are available in the following campus locations:
Student Life and Leadership Development, 3-126
Counseling Center and Disability Services, 3-103
Student Government Association, 3-127
Student Engagement Office, 3rd Fl., Room 310
You may use one of the following links to download and print a form (English or Spanish) which you will then mail to the Board of Elections for the county you are registering for.
You may also register online through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles:
You have a choice about the address you use for voter registration! You can register at your permanent address or at the on-campus or off-campus address where you will be living while you attend MCC. Students who register at their permanent address will need to either return home to vote or vote by absentee ballot.
If you are registering at an address in New York State outside of Monroe County, you can find the address for that county's Board of Elections at this website. https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/Counties/CountyBoardRoster0320.pdf
You can change your registration at any time by filling out a new voter registration form, but there are important deadlines that must be followed. You may only be registered and vote in one location at a time. When you submit a new form, the previous registration information will no longer be valid.
All registered voters should plan to vote on Election Day. Not sure where to go to vote? Find your polling place here: https://www.nass.org/can-i-vote
If you know you will not be able to get to your polling place on Election Day, you can file an application for an absentee ballot. The application for an absentee ballot must be postmarked seven days prior to Election Day, but you should allow more time if possible to ensure the ballot gets to you on time. You will receive your ballot in the mail to complete and be postmarked to the Board of Elections by the day before Election Day. Should you need to request an absentee ballot, use one of the following links (English or Spanish).
Do you need assistance with the registration or voting process, or have questions?
- Contact the Monroe County Board of Elections, 39 Main Street West, Rochester, NY 14614, 585-753-1550.
- Visit the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development, 3-126
- Contact Betty Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-292-2534.
Check back soon for additional information regarding important spring 2020 dates for the primaries.