Elections

Presidential  Primary, April 2nd, 2024 
June Primary,  June 25th, 2024
General Election,  November 5th, 2024


Polls are open:  6 am to 9 pm

****IMPORTANT UPDATES****

New Redistricting Information

Rensselaer County has been redistricted, so your Congressional, Senate and Assembly lines may have changed.   To find out what has changed for your location, please select our Redistricting Information Page to view the updated maps, elected officials, and other pertinent information.

**NOTICE OF POLLING LOCATION CHANGE IN GRAFTON**

Voters in Grafton will not be voting at the Former Grafton Elementary School this year. Voters will be voting at the Grafton Town Hall, 2379 NY Rt 2 Grafton, NY 12082 for the General Election. If this becomes a permanent change, you will be notified by mail next year.

PLEASE NOTE: This change is not reflected on the mail check card you received.


**NOTICE OF POLLING LOCATION CHANGE IN RENSSELAER**

Voters in Election District 2 who vote at St. Johns Parish will vote at the Rensselaer City Hall, 62 Washington St, Rensselaer, NY 12144. This will be a permanent change.

**NOTICE OF POLLING LOCATION CHANGE IN TROY **

Voters in Election Districts 9 & 10 who vote at Johnstone Supply will vote at School 2, 470 10th St, Troy, NY 12180.

Voters in Election Districts 19 & 20 who vote at School 16 will vote at School 14, 1700 Tibbits Ave, Troy, NY 12180 through July 1st, 2024.

Troy has been redistricted please see our District Maps Page. Contact the Board at 518-270-2990 with any questions.


ELECTION LAW UPDATE!  Due to NYS Election Law amendments in 2022:

Once an absentee ballot is requested, you will be only able to vote by affidavit at either the early voting locations or the election day polling sites.


EARLY VOTING DATES & HOURS

Early Voting for Presidential Primary: Saturday, March 23  – Saturday, March 30

Polls are open:
 Sat & Sun 9-6

Mon & Wed, 11-8
 Tue, Thur, Fri 9-6


Early Voting for June Primary: Saturday, June15 – Sunday, June 23
Early Voting for General Election: Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, November 3

Polls are open:
 Sat & Sun 9-5
 Mon & Wed, 12-8
 Tue, Thur, Fri 9-5




Where Can I Early Vote?

Locations include:

  • Town of Brunswick Office Building
    336 Town Office Road, Troy
  • Schodack Town Hall
    265 Schuurman Road, Castleton
  • 500 Federal Street, Troy

Letter from Disability Rights NY regarding Early Voting Sites (PDF)


BOARD OF ELECTIONS EXTENDED HOURS

The Rensselaer County Board of Elections will be open during all Early Voting hours to accommodate voters who will be out of the county on Primary or Election Day and wish to apply for an absentee ballot.


NEW ABSENTEE BALLOT LAW CHANGES and ABSENTEE BALLOT TRACKER

Please visit the Absentee Voting Page for current information on Deadlines, Law Updates, and Absentee Ballot Tracker.


Am I Registered to Vote?

Please visit the NY State Board of Elections Voter Registration and Poll Site Search page to find out if you are registered. Be sure to select Rensselaer in the drop-down tab for County. For more information on registering to vote, visit our Voter Registration section.

If you have any questions or cannot confirm your information, please call the Rensselaer County Board of Elections.


Request a Ballot

If you are unable to vote in-person on Election Day, there are other options available to you. To learn more about alternatives to in-person voting, visit the New York State Board of Elections Request a Ballot Page.

You can easily request a ballot through the following New York State Ballot Request Portals:



Early Mail Ballot
Who May Apply for an Early Mail Ballot
 Any registered voter may apply for an early mail ballot. Each person must apply for themselves. It is a felony to make a false statement in an application for an early mail ballot, to attempt to cast an illegal ballot, or to help anyone to cast an illegal ballot.

How to Apply for an Early Mail Ballot
 You may apply for an early mail ballot in any of the following ways:

By designating another person to deliver your application in-person to your local county board of elections and receive your ballot


Absentee Ballot
Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot

  • Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from the five boroughs, on Election Day
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability
  • Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled
  • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital
  • In jail or prison for any reason other than a felony conviction. This includes anyone who is awaiting grand jury action, awaiting trial, or serving a sentence for a misdemeanor

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
 You may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:

  • Using the online Absentee Ballot Request Portal
  • If you are visually impaired and require a ballot with accessible features you may apply using the online Accessible Ballot Request Portal
  • By going in-person to your local county board of elections
  • By designating another person to deliver your application in-person to your local county board of elections and receive your ballot