Board of Elections

Members

  • Robert (Bob) F. Brechko, Democratic Commissioner
  • Robert (Rob) H. Schwarting, Republican Commissioner
  • Ruth (Toad) Bouchard, Democratic Deputy Commissioner
  • Vacant, Republican Deputy Commissioner
Robert (Rob) H. Schwarting, Republican Commissioner
Robert F. Brechko, Democratic Commissioner
Oversees Military Voter Button
A link to take you to Early Voting Details

The General Election Pulse  

  • Petition Preparation Training for Local Office Candidates - February 10, 2021
  • Local Party Primaries, if any, will be June 22, 2021

Absentee Balloting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor has authorized a broad definition of "Temporarily Ill" so that any voter who may spread the virus or is concerned about contracting the virus while voting in person at a poll site may apply for and obtain an absentee ballot for the June Primaries, if any, and the November General Election in 2021

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

2021 General Election News and Date

  • General Election - November 2rd - Polls open 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Early Voting October 23th - October 3st (see hours below)

Early Voting Location and Hours

Early Voting will be for 9 days preceding an Election, in the County Clerk’s Closing Room in the County Office Building 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY.

  • Saturday 1st and 8th days, and Sunday 2nd and 9th days, the hours shall be 9 AM - 2 PM
  • Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th days, the hours shall be 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th. the hours shall be 9 AM to 8 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.