7551 Court Street, P.O. Box 217, Elizabethtown, New York 12932
(518) 873-3474 Fax: (518) 873-3479
Board of Election Office Hours:
8:30am – 4:30pm
2021 Hours for petition filing:
Designating Petitions: March 22 – March 25 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
First Day to Circulate: March 2
First Day to File: March 22
Last Day to File: March 25
Accept/Decline Deadline: March 29
Independent Petitions: May 18 – May 25 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
First Day to Circulate: April 13
First Day to File: May 18
Last Day to File: May 25
Accept/Decline Deadline: May 28

Republican Commissioner Allison McGahay

(518) 873-3478

Deputy Republican Commissioner Shona Doyle

(518) 873-3476

Republican Committee Chair John Gereau
5880 NYS Route 9N, Westport, NY 12993

Democratic Commissioner Sue Montgomery Corey

(518) 873-3475

Deputy Democratic Commissioner Jennifer Fifield

(518) 873-3477

Democratic Committee Chair Margaret S. Bartley
PO Box 42, New Russia, NY 12964
Democratic Committee website

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REGISTRATION: Requirements for Registering to Vote


  • General Election October 23 – October 31
    • Saturday, October 23:(9:00am-2:00pm)
    • Sunday, October 24:(9:00am-2:00pm)
    • Monday, October 25:(12:00pm-8:00pm)
    • Tuesday, October 26:(9:00am-5:00pm)
    • Wednesday, October 27:(12:00pm-8:00pm)
    • Thursday, October 28:(9:00am-5:00pm)
    • Friday, October 29: (9:00am-5:00pm)
    • Saturday, October 30:(9:00am-2:00pm)
    • Sunday, October 31:(9:00am-2:00pm)

Early Voting will take place at both the Lake Placid Beach House, 31 Parkside Dr Lake Placid NY and North Hudson Town Offices, 3024 US Route 9 North Hudson NY. The buildings are accessible to all voters.

2021 General Election Early Voting NOTICE

ATTENTION MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS: New York State has established a new web page to allow military and overseas voters to immediately obtain their general election ballots online in addition to the existing mail and fax options. To establish an account, you should click on the New York State link for military and overseas voters. Additional information: County web page and pdf; YouTube public service announcement.

The Board of Elections of Essex County is responsible for administering all aspects of elections in Essex County to maintain and facilitate participation in a democratic system of government. The Essex County Board of Elections conducts all national, state, county, city and town elections. The structure of this agency, its responsibilities and duties are mandated by New York State Election Law. Guidelines for procedures are provided by the Rules and Regulations defined by the New York State Board of Elections.

The Essex County Board of Elections is administered by two Commissioners of Elections who serve two year terms. The Commissioners are elected by the county committees of each political party, and their appointment is confirmed by the County Board of Supervisors. The Commissioners, each assisted by a Deputy Commissioner, provide the technical, clerical, and mechanical skills necessary to provide services, information, and statistical data to county elected officials, other county departments, governmental agencies, and to the public.




To Register to Vote You Must:

  • be a US citizen
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: You must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote)
  • not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction, unless pardoned or restored rights of citizenship
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere

Deadline Information:

You can register in person at your county Board of Elections on any business day, except election day. If you want to vote in an election, you must mail or deliver the voter registration form to your county Board of Elections no later than 25 days before the election in which you want to vote. Your eligibility to vote will be based on the date you file this form; your county Board will notify you of your eligibility.


Call the Essex County board of elections at 518-873-3474 or 1-800-FOR-VOTE. Hearing impaired people with TDD may call 1-800-533-8683. You can also visit the State Board of Elections Website at www.elections.ny.gov. E-mail the Essex County Deputy Election Commissioners at shona.doyle@essexcountyny.gov (Republican) or jennifer.fifield@essexcountyny.gov (Democrat).


The Military Voter


New York State has established a new web page to allow military and overseas voters to immediately obtain their general election ballots online in addition to the existing mail and fax options. To establish an account, you should visit http://www.elections.ny.gov/ and click on the link for “Military & Overseas Voters”. More information and the YouTube public service announcement link for Military and Overseas Voters.

Who Qualifies?

Any New York State resident in the military service of the state or the United States, including all branches of the Armed Forces, Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, Public Health Service, National Guard on active duty, and the cadets and midshipmen of the United States Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, or Coast Guard Academy and their accompanying dependents, or anyone discharged from such service within 30 days of an election and who is qualified to vote in New York State, is eligible to apply by military ballot.

How to Apply:

Approximately 90 days before each general election the New York State Division of Servicemen’s Voting will send an application to every New York State member of the Armed Forces determined by lists provided by each branch of the military. You may also use Federal Form 76, available from your Federal Voting Assistance office and all embassies and consulates.
If you are not already registered to vote from a New York State residence, your application must be received by the Division for Servicemen’s Voting or County Board of Elections not later than 10 days before a general, or 30 days before a primary election. If you are already registered, your application must be received at least 7 days before an election. The last day to deliver your application in person to the County Board is the day before the election.

A spouse, parent, brother, sister, or child, 18 years of age or older, may also apply at the County Board of Elections for a ballot for a military voter serving outside the Continental United States. An official application form will be sent with the ballot to the voter. This application must be completed and returned along with the ballot.

Election Archive

Previous Election Results

June 22, 2021 Primary Election
November 3, 2020 General Election
June 23, 2020 Primary Election
November 5, 2019 General Election
June 25, 2019 Primary Election
November 6, 2018 General Election
September 13, 2018 Primary Election
June 26, 2018 Federal Primary
November 7, 2017 General Election
September 12, 2017 Primary Election
November 8, 2016 General Election
April 19, 2016 Special Election
November 03, 2015 General Election
September 10, 2015 Primary Election
November 4, 2014 General Election
September 9, 2014 Primary Election
June 24, 2014 Federal Primary
November 5, 2013 General Election
September 10, 2013 Primary Election
November 06, 2012 General Election
September 13, 2012
Primary Election
June 26, 2012 Federal Primary
April 24, 2012 Special Election
November 04, 2011 General Election
September 13, 2011 Primary Election
November 02, 2010 General Election
September 14, 2010 Primary Election
November 03, 2009 General Election
September 15, 2009 Primary Election
March 31, 2009 Special Election
November 04, 2008 General Election
September 09, 2008 Primary Election
February 05, 2008 Special Election
November 06, 2007 General Election
September 18, 2007 Primary Election
November 07, 2006 General Election
September 12, 2006 Primary Election
November 08, 2005 General Election
September 13, 2005 Primary Election
November 02, 2004 General Election
September 14, 2004 Primary Election
March 02 , 2004 Special Election
November 04, 2003 General Election
September 09, 2003 Primary Election
November 05, 2002 General Election