Welcome to the Schenectady County Board of Elections website. We are a bipartisan agency responsible for all aspects of the electoral process, from voter registration to election results. We are dedicated to providing the information and education needed by our residents to become effective and empowered voters.
2023 General Election Day
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Look up your polling place at https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
Deadline to Register Before General Election: Saturday, October 28, 2023
November 7, 2023 General Election Information
- General Election Early Voting Dates
- Saturday, October 28 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Sunday, October 29 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Monday, October 30 Noon - 8:00 PM
- Tuesday, October 31 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, November 1 Noon - 8:00 PM
- Thursday, November 2 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday, November 3 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday, November 4 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Sunday, November 5 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Extended Hours for Absentee Voting
The Schenectady County Board of Elections has extended hours for in-person voting at 2696 Hamburg Street:
- Monday, October 23, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 25, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Monday, October 31, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 1, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 4, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Early Voting Poll Sites
2023 Poll Sites- All eligible voters can vote at any of the early voting sites within the County.
Glenville Senior Center
32 Worden Road, Glenville, NY 12302
Niskayuna Town Hall
1 Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309
South Schenectady Volunteer Fire Department #6
6 Old Mariaville Road, Schenectady, NY 12306
Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library
99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
- Sample Ballots
Make your plan to vote and review a sample ballot before heading to the polls. Sample ballots have important information for voters. You can view the names of candidates on your ballot according to your Election District.
- Election Day Voting
Poll sites are open from 6am to 9pm on Election Day, November 7, 2023.
Look up your polling place at https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
Important Voter Information
- Register to Vote
June 27, 2023 Primary Election Deadlines:
The deadline to register to vote for the June 27, 2023 Primary Election is June 17, 2023.
November 7, 2023 General Election Deadlines:
The deadline to register to vote for the November 7, 2023 General Election is October 28, 2023.
The voter registration form can be downloaded from the State Board’s website: www.elections.ny.gov. One can also register or find forms at most state and federal government offices including the local public library and US Post Office.
Sixteen and 17-year-olds can pre-register now, they will be eligible to vote in any election on or after their 18th birthday.
Persons who are unsure whether they are registered, wish to verify their current address or party enrollment, find out where to vote or how to get an absentee ballot, may look-up that information at the State Board’s website: www.elections.ny.gov.
- Ballot Propositions
2023 Statewide Ballot Propositions - Learn more about different ballot propositions on your ballot.
- Polling Sites
Not sure where to vote? Visit the New York State Board of Elections website and look up your polling place using your address.
- Election District & County Legislative Maps
Are You Looking For Your Election District? View an interactive Election District Map, download a printable PDF, or get access to new Geospacial files.
- Vote Absentee
Request an Absentee Ballot
You may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:
- Using the online Absentee Ballot Application Portal
- If you are visually impaired and require a ballot with accessible features, you may apply using the online Accessible Absentee Ballot Application Portal
- You can apply In person at the Schenectady County Board of Elections, located at 2696 Hamburg Street, Schenectady, NY 12303
- By designating another person to deliver your application in-person to the Schenectady County Board of Elections and receive your ballot
- Accessible Absentee Ballot Application
New Yorkers with disabilities can vote in the privacy of their own homes with assistive technologies that will enable them to cast their ballots without the help of a family member or other person intruding on their right to a secret ballot. New York joins only a handful of states that offer accessible absentee ballots, including Michigan and Maryland.
A new, fully accessible absentee ballot application and absentee ballot delivery system is now available on the NYS Board of Elections website (www.elections.ny.gov) and can be accessed from the homepage, the "Absentee Voting" page and the "Meeting Voter Access Needs" page or at the direct link below.
Voters are required to file the new application as soon as possible, but no later than October 18th for the November 2rd General Election. The accessible ballot would be emailed to the voter who would use their own assistive technologies, such as a screen reader, a software program that enables a blind or visually impaired user to read and interact with the text that is displayed on their computer screen with a speech synthesizer, to independently mark their ballot. Learn more.
Accessible Absentee Ballot System Printing Services
Voters using the accessible absentee ballot system in need of printing services to print their ballot, can access such services at certain public printing resources, including but not limited to, libraries, print stores, shipping stores, and office supply stores. Voters should contact their local printing resources for details on the printing services offered. Voters using the accessible absentee ballot system can also print their absentee ballots at the Schenectady County Board offices. Located at 2696 Hamburg St., Schenectady, NY 12303. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
In-person voting using an accessible Ballot Marking Device (“BMD”) during early voting or on Election Day is still available to voters with a disability who do not want to vote by absentee ballot using the accessible absentee ballot system.
- Military and Overseas (Federal) Voting
Persons serving in the military, along with their spouses and/or dependents, may register as a military voter in New York, entitling them to receive an absentee ballot for all federal, state and local races that they would be otherwise entitled to vote in if they were to go to their assigned polling place based on their New York residence.
Important Information for Candidates
- Running for Office
2023 Petition Filing Report
- Ballot Certification
There is a ballot marking device available for voters at the Schenectady County Board of Elections. Voters using the accessible absentee ballot system can also print their absentee ballots at the Schenectady County Board offices.
2696 Hamburg St.
Schenectady, NY 12303
The Board of Elections is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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