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Voter Education

Voting is an important part of our civic duty.  This web page provides information about how to obtain voter registration forms and absentee ballots as well as links to Board of Elections offices in counties throughout New York state.

For information about New York state election dates, guidelines and various processes, refer to the New York State Board of Elections webpage. You can also search for information at your county board of elections. Find County Board of Elections Information Here

SUNY Potsdam’s Voter Registration Coordinator
Ariel Adams
Draime 2nd Floor Ext.
Phone: (315) 267-2013

St. Lawrence County Board of Elections
State Highway 310
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 379-2202
Fax: (315) 386-2737


SUNY Potsdam’s Office of Accommodative Services is a National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) voter registration site. (Read More)

Fall 2020 Election Dates and Deadlines

For information about Fall 2020 Election Dates and Deadlines, go online here.

Voter Registration Forms

Where Can I find Registration Forms:

  1. Online
  2. At your County Board of Elections
    Contact information for your county board of elections (PDF)
  3. On campus at the Student Mailroom

Pointers For Filling Out The Form:

  1. When filling out this form, you must complete it in its entirety, or it will not be processed. 
  2. A voter registration form must be signed.
  3. A voter registration form must include either your NYS Driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number.
  4. If you are registering to vote in Potsdam and you live on campus, you must put your residence hall (e.g., 1055 Bowman East, Potsdam, NY 13676) when they ask for the address at which you live and your Barrington Address for the address at which you get your mail.  This form will need to be mailed to the St. Lawrence County’s Board of Election.
  5. If you are registering to vote at home, you will fill in your home address.  If you get your mail at a PO Box, you will need to put your actual home’s address as the address at which you live and your PO Box for the address at which you get your mail.  This form will need to be mailed to your County’s Board of Elections.
  6. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 9, 2020.

If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, or if you would like to know where your polling place is located, you can check your status online.

Submit Your Form:
Voter Registration forms need to be sent to the Board of Elections in the county in which you are registering to vote. The address should be on the form, but can also be found here (PDF).

How Do I Know It Worked:
You will receive a voter registration card in the mail. You can also check your
registration status and polling station online.

NOTE: This information is based on NYS election procedures. If you live out of state, contact your state’s Board of Elections for voter information.

For questions, contact Ariel Adams via email or call (315) 267-2013.

Absentee Ballots

How Do I Get An Absentee Ballot?

  1. Online at https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/
  2. Download the form here:
  3. At your County Board of Elections
    Contact information for your county board of elections (PDF)
  4. On campus at the Student Mailroom

NOTE: This information is based on NYS election procedures. If you live out of state, contact your state’s Board of Elections for voter information.

For questions, contact Ariel Adams via email or call (315) 267-2013.

Early Voting in New York

New York voters can vote early for the November 3, 2020 election. Early voting starts on October 24, 2020 and runs until November 1, 2020. You can vote early if there is a personal or professional conflict that does not allow you to physically be able to vote on Election Day. For more information and to find your polling place, go online.

For specific information regarding early voting in St. Lawrence County, go online or call (315) 379-2202.