Board of Elections
|7551 Court Street, P.O. Box 217, Elizabethtown, New York 12932
(518) 873-3474 Fax: (518) 873-3479
Office Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Republican Commissioner Allison McGahay
Deputy Republican Commissioner Shona Doyle
Democratic Commissioner Mark Whitney
Deputy Democratic Commissioner Holly Rollins
Attention Essex County voters: there will be NO state and local primary on September 13, 2016
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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
- not claim the right to vote elsewhere
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 email@example.com (Republican) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Democrat).
The Military Voter
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 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.
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 fefore 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.
Previous Election Results
|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
|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|