Board of Elections


  • Robert (Bob) F. Brechko, Democratic Commissioner
  • Robert (Rob) H. Schwarting, Republican Commissioner
  • Ruth (Toad) Bouchard, Democratic Deputy Commissioner
  • Sheila (Sheila) Burt, Republican Deputy Commissioner

Commissioners Rob Schwarting and Bob Brechko

Commisioners Rob Schwarting and Bob Brechko standing by the US flag
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A link to take you to Early Voting Details

Register To Vote

To register to vote, view New York Registration Form (PDF).

2022 Election News and Dates

  • General Election for State, Federal and Local offices will be November 8th.
  • Absentee Ballots for the November 8th General Election start being distributed by mail and at the Board of Elections on Monday, September 26th.  Overseas and Military Absentee Ballots have been mailed by September 22nd.

Three Options for Convenient, Safe Voting

  • Apply for Absentee Ballot 
    • Download forms - See link to Forms to the left of this page
  • Vote early during the nine days before the elections, at the County Office Building. Starting Saturday October 29th at 8:30 AM and ending Sunday, November 6th at 4:30 PM.  Voting during regular office hours, with extended hours on Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday November 3rd, until 8:00 PM.
  • Vote at your local poll site on Election Day during the hours of 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The Board of Elections will offer extended hours just before the Primary and General Election at our office at 417 Liberty Street so voters can obtain absentee ballots for the Elections

Becoming a Candidate or an Election Inspector

Please contact either Commissioner at the Board of Elections, [email protected] or [email protected] for assistance.  There are comprehensive assistance and training seminars during the year.

Annual Reports

To learn more, view List of Board of Elections Annual Reports.