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Commissioner (R):
Lee Hollenbeck

Deputy:
Cinda J Spraker

Commissioner (D):
G. Jeremiah Ryan

Deputy:
Rebecca Weiderman

 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Address:
County Office Complex
2714 State Highway 29
Suite 1
Johnstown, NY 12095

Phone:
(518) 736-5526

Fax:
(518) 736-1612

Email:
boe@fultoncountyny.gov

Board of Elections FAQ

NOTICE

Deadline Extended for Change of Party Enrollment. Due to a new Executive Order the deadline for a change of enrollment had been extended up until February 16th. Forms RECEIVED at your local board of elections up to and including February 16th will be accepted and processed. If you submit your party change online through DMV the deadline is midnight February 15th for electronic delivery on the 16th. Changes received on or after February 17th until seven days after the June Primary will be set aside and opened the seventh day following the June Primary end entered in the voter's registration record. Please see Deadlines referenced above.

April 6, 2021 ~ By appointment only, Independent Petitions can be picked up from the Board of Elections. Signatures can not yet be obtained for these petitions until April 13, 2021.

April 13, 2021 ~ Signatures can begin to be obtained for Independent Petitions.

May 18, 2021 - May 25, 2021 ~  Deadline to file Independent Petitions. Please make an appointment before coming in to file.

To make an appointment, please call (518) 736-5526 or email us at boe@fultoncountyny.gov

 

TENTATIVE ELECTION DATES FOR 2021

Village of Mayfield Election   March 16, 2021    12:00pm - 9:00pm
Primary Election   June 22, 2021   6:00am - 9:00pm
General Election   November 2, 2021   6:00am - 9:00pm

The Fulton County Board of Elections is a bipartisan office responsible for administering elections for Fulton County.

You may register at our local board, at any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year.

Alternatively, you can download a .pdf version of the Voter Registration Form from our website, and mail it to the county board of elections, or register electronically through NYS MyDMV.

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Complete the Voter Registration Form with the new information, and mail it to the country board of elections.

If you are moving to a new county you will have to re-register to vote. Send your voter registration form with the new information to your new county board of elections.

The board will notify you when your enrollment change takes place, by Law, after the next general election.

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Enrolled members of a political party help to select the candidates for that party who will be on the general election ballot in November.

Parties generally circulate petitions to allow people to become candidates in primary elections.

A primary election is an election which the voters of a certain party select their candidates.

If you are not enrolled in a party, you may not vote in the primary election.

Often, people are concerned about the secrecy of their vote.

If you vote on a machine, your vote is protected through a system of administrative safeguards.

You begin by filling out your ballot at a table with privacy dividers.

Then, you proceed to the voting machine with your ballot inside a privacy sleeve.
The machines are sealed from the opening of the polls.

There is no way for the inspectors or anyone else to check the ballots or see what candidates you selected or how you voted on propositions.

The optical ballot scanner in no way reveals for whom you voted.

If you think that you will be out of the country on Election Day, you can request an absentee so you can vote by a paper ballot.

You will need to complete the application informing us of your name, residence address, when you will be out of the county and how you want us to get a ballot to you.

You may also come into our office and vote in person before you leave the county or have it mailed to you.

If you find that you are in the county on Election Day, you are required to go to the polls and vote in person even if you have already voted by an absentee ballot.

In such cases, the absentee ballot will not be counted if you vote on the voting machine.

Absentee Ballot Application

Any voter who has a physical disability or an illness, which does not allow him to go to the polling site, may also vote by an absentee ballot.

These voters may request that they be put on a permanent list so that they will receive a ballot for each election they are eligible to vote in.

You will only have to file an application once.

Absentee Ballot Application