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Are you registered to vote?

You have options as a student when you decide to register to vote.

1. You can register with your home address and request an absentee ballot.

2. You can register to vote in Monroe County with the campus address (4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618). You can always update your registration when you move.

Stop by the Office for Advocacy & Political Engagement located in the Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Resource Room (Shults 113A), GAC 109, or the Shults Center Information Desk for a Voter Registration Form.

We will mail your registration form in for you. If you have any questions please email us at

Absentee Voting

If you are registered outside of Monroe County, you will need to request an absentee ballot by the deadline within the county you are registered in. Complete the form, print it out, and bring it to Central Mail Services. You will receive an absentee ballot in the mail to complete, seal, and mail back to your local board of elections. (Central Mail will mail it for you!)

Where to Vote

Check your polling location on Please contact us prior to election day if you are in need of transportation to your polling site. 


Are Poll Workers Volunteers? - NO

Poll Workers are paid for their Election Day service by the county in which they serve.  Poll Workers are also paid for attending required training classes if they work an election.  However, if a Poll Worker takes a training class but does not work on Election Day, they will not get paid for the training class.  If you have questions regarding pay or the status of your check, please refer to the Board of Elections Finance Department:  

What is a Poll Worker?

Poll Workers protect the right to vote and ensure fair voting across Monroe County.  Poll Workers can either work as an Election Inspector or Spanish Interpreter.  Election Inspectors are voters who declare to work for either the Democratic or Republican Party on Election Day.  Spanish Interpreters are non-partisan Poll Workers who also provide Spanish translation services to voters.

What are Poll Worker's Responsibilities?

They ensure fair and honest elections and protect the rights and privacy of every voter in accordance with New York State Election Law.

Can anyone be a Poll Worker? What are the qualifications?

Poll Workers must be a registered voter in Monroe County and be willing to declare to work for either the Democratic or Republican Party on Election Day.  They must be able to speak, read and write the English Language.  They also must have a valid email address for communication with the Board of Elections Training Team.

Does it require a lot of training to be a Poll Worker?

They are required to be trained and tested every year.  Trainings are held at the Board of Elections Service Center in the months leading up to the Primary and General Election, at varying times and dates.  Classes last about 2 hours.  If Poll Workers work on Election Day they are paid for attending training.

What Days and Hours do Poll Workers work?

All Poll Workers work on General Election Day in November from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Some Poll Workers also work for a Primary or a Special Election usually 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Poll Workers may also sign up to work Early Voting days.


  • 72% of Naz students voted in 2020
  • 66% of college students nationwide voted

Naz student rate rose 21 percentage points from 2016!

— National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE)

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Early Voting in New York State

Early voting is available for all voters here in Monroe County. Each year, voting patterns are evaluated and adjustments made in locations and hours. Details: Monroe County Board of Elections

New York State Voter Registration

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