Please contact the Board of Elections, 518-270-2990, with any questions regarding Absentee voting.

Jason Schofield – Republican Commissioner
Edward G. McDonough – Democratic Commissioner               

Primary Election – June 23, 2020 from 6 am – 9 pm
                Early Voting dates:  June 13 – June 21

General Election – November 3, 2020 from 6 am – 9 pm
                Early Voting dates:  October 24 – November 1

***Election Law Change***

The change of enrollment process has been amended by Chapter 316 of the Laws of 2019.  Under prior law, any change of enrollment was effective the Tuesday after the General Election.  As of September 26, 2019, a change of enrollment will take effect immediately the day it is filed.

The exception to this is a change of enrollment filed between February 15th and seven days after the June primary.   Changes of enrollment filed within this time period will take effect on the 7th day after the June primary.

The Chapter also eliminated the “sealed enrollment box” which means that any pending enrollment change during the February to June period is now publicly available information.

The objective of the Board of Elections is to insure that all qualified voters have the opportunity to exercise his/her right to vote in all elections held in Rensselaer County.

The Rensselaer County Board of Elections is comprised of two commissioners, each representing one of the two major political parties, and a full time staff of equal representation. The New York State Election Law mandates the Board’s responsibility of elections and related requirements. The Rensselaer County Board of Elections is responsible for all Federal, State, City and Town elections in Rensselaer County. Under present law, village and school district elections as well as fire, water, and other special district elections, do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Board of Elections. We try hard to provide the most accurate information we are able.

Voter registration data in various forms and media is available to both the general public and candidates interested in running for an elected office. Interested parties should call the Board of Elections for further information and prices.

General Information:

Hours: 9am – 5pm
Phone: (518) 270-2990
Fax: (518) 270-2909
Location: Rensselaer County Office Building – 1st Floor