Board of Elections

Members

  • Robert (Bob) F. Brechko, Democratic Commissioner
  • Robert (Rob) H. Schwarting, Republican Commissioner
  • Ruth (Toad) Bouchard, Democratic Deputy Commissioner
  • Janet (Janet) Ingalls VanDine, Republican Deputy Commissioner
Robert (Rob) H. Schwarting, Republican Commissioner
Robert F. Brechko, Democratic Commissioner
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Absentee Balloting

Applications for Absentee Ballots have been mailed to all Registered Voters, and ballots for voters who have applied for the absentee ballot will be mailed on or about September 22nd. To APPLY for the absentee ballot, complete the form that was sent, sign and return in provided envelope. 

Absentee Ballots are being mailed now.

Register To Vote

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

Special Hours - 2020

  • In-Office In-Person Absentee Ballot Receipt Extended Hours:
    • Tuesdays, October 20th and 27th - Office is open until 7 PM
    • Thursdays, October 22nd and 29th - Office is open until 7 PM
    • Saturdays, October 24th and 31st - Office is open 9 AM to Noon

2020 General Election News and Date

Early Voting Location and Hours

Early Voting will be conducted for 9 days preceding the Election in the closing room adjacent to the County Clerk’s Office in the County Office Building 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY.

  • On Saturday and Sunday of both weekends the hours shall be 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • On Monday, Wednesday and Friday the hours shall be 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • On Tuesday and Thursday the hours shall be 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Becoming a Candidate or an Election Inspector

Please contact either Commissioner at the Board of Elections, rbrechko@yatescounty.org or rschwarting@yatescounty.org 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.