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

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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

  • State Primary Election is June 28th; no local office primary; the Federal Primary for Congress and State Primary for State Senate are postponed.
  • Candidates can circulate Independent Petitions starting April 19th and file with the Board of Elections May 24th - 31st, 2022
  • The postponed Federal and State (partial) Primaries are likely to be August 23rd.
  • General Election for State, Federal and Local offices will be November 8th.
  • Absentee Ballots for the June 28th Primary will start being distributed by mail and at the Board of Elections on Monday, May 16th.  Overseas and Military Absentee Ballots will be mailed on May 13th.

Three Options for Convenient, Safe Voting

  • Apply for Absentee Ballot 
    • Down Load forms - See link to FORMs to the left of this page
  • Vote early during the nine days before the elections
  • Vote at your local poll site on Election Day 

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.