Voter FAQs

  1. Question: Will my party show as Libertarian now? Answer: Make sure your voter data is accurate since NYS changed the party data following the election. CALL or VISIT your county Board of Elections to correct any errors:
    • Libertarian (you may also see abbreviation LBT) – this is what you will see when you are properly coded as enrolled in the Libertarian Party
    • Blank (BLK) or No Party (NOP) – you are not enrolled in any political party in NYS, also commonly referred to as “independent”; many Libertarians have reported this incorrect coding
    • Conservative (CON)
    • Democrat (DEM)
    • Green (GRE)
    • Independence Party (IND) – this is a political party; some people may confuse this with enrolling independent of any party; some Libertarians have reported this incorrect coding
    • LBN – If you see this, it is incorrect coding for Libertarian – call to change it to LBT / Libertarian
    • Liberal (LIB) – some Libertarians have reported this incorrect coding
    • Other (OTH) or Other: Libertarian – this means the BoE has you listed with a party that doesn’t have ballot access in NYS; many Libertarians have reported this incorrect coding
    • Reform (REF) – Does not have ballot access; may show as “Other”
    • Republican (Republican)
    • Right to Life (RTL) – Does not have ballot access; may show as “Other”
    • Serve America Movement (SAM)
    • Women’s Equality Party (WEP) – Does not have ballot access; may show as “Other”
    • Working Families (WOR)
    • Anything else – if you see anything other than Libertarian or LBT, this is incorrect coding; call your local county Board of Elections to correct your enrollment
  2. Question: Why does it matter whether I’m enrolled in the Libertarian Party vs. any other party, if I plan to vote Libertarian anyway? Answer: Now that NYS recognizes the Libertarian Party as an official party, we will need enrolled Libertarians for petition signatures, petition witnesses, candidates running on the Libertarian line, and more. We have an ambitious goal this year. We want to have 100,000 NY voters enrolled in the Libertarian Party by the end of 2019! We need the help of every liberty supporter across NY to reach that goal. Reply to this email if you want to help your county reach its enrollment goals this year.

    Can you help today by enrolling 5 friends or family members in the Libertarian party by the end of March? As of the time of this email, the NYS DMV still hasn’t updated the online enrollment form to include the Libertarian Party, so print out copies of this PDF and enroll your friends and family today. Be sure to fill out all sections carefully. Print the New York State Voter Registration and Party Enrollment Form.

  3. Can I vote for you if I’m registered as a Democrat? (or a Republican, Independence, Working Families Party, Green, Reform Party, Tea Party, Conservative, Constitutionalist, or any other party…or even no party at all?)
    1. No matter what party you are currently registered for, you can vote for Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister on November 6, 2018. If you are a Republican, you can vote for Larry Sharpe. If you are Democrat, you can vote for Larry Sharpe. If you are registered as Reform Party, Working Families Party, “Other” or any other party, you can vote for Larry Sharpe.
    2. However, you MUST be registered to vote. You can register online here: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application
  4. Is there anything I need to do to vote in November?
    1. Yes, you need to be registered to vote by no later than Friday, October 12th. You can register online here: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application
    2. This site also contains voter eligibility requirements.
  5. I’m not sure if I’m registered. How can I find out?
    1. Check your registration status here: http://www.elections.ny.gov/
  6. Where do I go to vote for you?
    1. You need to go to the polling place for your address. Check your polling location here: http://www.elections.ny.gov/
  7. I changed my party to Libertarian on my voter registration, but it says, “Other”. Will my vote still count?
    1. Yes, no matter what party your registration says, you can vote for Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister.
  8. Someone said Larry Sharpe is not on the ballot. Do I need to write you name in to vote for him?
    1. Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister will be on the ballot like all candidates running for Governor of NY. When you get your ballot, just look for Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister, no matter what party you are currently registered with.
    2. There’s a period of time from July 10th through August 21st where we need to collect signatures to ensure that they get on the ballot. Volunteer to help collect signatures here: https://lpnewyork.org/petitioning-volunteers/
  9. Do I have to vote for only Libertarians in all races for my community if I vote for you?
    1. No, you can vote for Larry Sharpe for Governor and Andrew Hollister for Lt. Governor on the Libertarian line, and anyone else you want to vote for in other races on the other party lines.
    2. For each race, you can only vote for as many people as that race allows. For example, if you vote for Larry Sharpe for Governor, you can’t also vote for someone else for Governor.

For more information about registering to vote, read this site carefully: https://www.dmv.org/ny-new-york/voter-registration.php