Board of Elections

   Changes in Election Law

  • Registration window is open right up to Early Voting

  • Voters with incomplete registrations can vote by Affidavit on Election Day

  • Extensive voter registration information is available on line at NYSBOE

  • Voters can apply for an absentee ballot on line:

  • Felons, who are no longer incarcerated are eligible to vote, and may register at the Board of Elections or using the online-fillable registration form found in FORMS on the left of this page.

Filed Designating Petitions are Available

  • Petitions nominating Democratic and Republican Party and Independent candidates have been filed

  • Electronic copies can be obtained by calling 315-536-5135, or emailing: [email protected]

Invitation to Inspect and Observe Preparations and Results - See: /DocumentCenter/View/6734

The public is invited to observe the countless steps and procedures used by the Board and staff to preserve the integrity of the voting process and check for and prevent fraud.  

Members of Your Board of Elections Office Staff

  • 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
Oversees Military Voter Button
A link to take you to Early Voting Details

Register To Vote

To register to vote, see; FORMS to the left and select Voter Registration Form -fillable on line. 

2023 Primary, Tuesday June 27th 

  • 6 AM to 9 PM, Benton Town Hall
  • There will be only one town Primary for Republican's Candidates for the 4 year Town Council Member in the Town of Benton. Three candidates Tomion, Harper and Hullings are running for two positions on the General Election ballot in the fall. 

Three Options for Convenient, Safe Voting

  1. Apply for an Absentee Ballot Download forms - See link to FORMS to the left of this page
  2. Vote early during the nine days before the  General Election, at the County Office Building. Starting Saturday, October 28th, 2023 and ending Sunday, November 5, 2023, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, with the exception of Tuesday, October 31st and Thursday, November 2rd, Early Voting hours will be Noon - 8:00pm.  The Primary Election location is the same and the hours follow the same daily pattern commencing on Saturday, June 17th.
  3. Vote at your local poll site on General Election Day during the hours of 6:00am and 9:00pm

The Board of Elections will offer extended hours just before the 2023 General Election on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 and Thursday, October 26th until 7PM at the Board of Elections office at 417 Liberty Street so voters can obtain absentee ballots for the Elections

Becoming a Candidate or an Election Inspector

The Board is always looking for new Election Inspectors.  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.