Elections and Voter Registration

The Erie County Election Department consists of the Voter Registration Office and the Conduct of Elections Bureau.

Voter Registration maintains the county’s voter registration list, as well as many other duties that surround primary and general elections.If you need to register to vote, would like to switch your party affiliation or get an absentee ballot, this office is the place to go.

The Conduct of Elections Bureau coordinates the nominating petition process for placing candidates on the ballot. The office also creates the County’s official ballot, and programs and maintains voting machines. On Election Day, the office oversees voting at 150 precincts across the county and tally the votes.

Did you know? The last day to register to vote before this year’s municipal primary is April 17. The primary is on May 16.