Bernadette Toombs
Republican Commissioner of Elections

[email protected]

James Wahls
Democratic Commissioner of Elections

[email protected]


1062 State Route 38
PO Box 306
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:

Voter Registration Deadline for 2021 Primary Election

Last Updated: 5/25/2021

The Tioga County Board of Elections today reminds all Tioga County residents that the deadline to register to vote for the June 22, 2021, Primary election is Friday, May 28, 2021.  Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, May 28th and received by the Board of Elections no later than June 2, 2021 to be valid for the upcoming Primary election.  There are local primaries in the towns of Barton, Berkshire, Newark Valley, and Owego for the Republican Party. If you are not registered to vote in one of these towns and enrolled the Republican Party, you will not be eligible to vote in this election.


County residents wanting to register in-person may do so at the Tioga County Board of Elections office but must do so no later than close-of-business Friday, May 28, 2021.  Applicants can also register at the Department of Motor Vehicles website (MyDMV) no later than May 28, 2021, as long as they have a NYS Driver’s License, non-driver ID Card or Learner’s Permit.


The voter registration form can be downloaded from the County Board's website:, or the State Board’s website: One can also find forms at most government offices including the DMV, local Town or Village Hall, and US Post Office.


Sixteen and 17-year-olds can pre-register now, they will be eligible to vote in any election on or after their 18th birthday. 


Persons who are unsure whether they are registered, wish to verify their current address or party enrollment, find out where to vote or how to get an absentee ballot, may look-up that information at the State Board’s website: or call the Tioga County Board of Elections at 607-687-8261.

For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call the Tioga County Board of Elections at 607-687-8261 or visit our department web page, or call the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or visit the State Board’s website: