Commissioner (R): 
Lee Hollenbeck

Cinda J Spraker

Commissioner (D): 
John Zawadzki

Rebecca Weiderman

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

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

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

(518) 736-5526

(518) 736-1612

Board of Elections FAQ

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** Unofficial **
2020 General Election Results

The State Board of Elections advises all voters that the voting machine/scanner will accept and count a ballot marked by any pen, marker or pencil, blue or black ink, ball point, felt-tip or “sharpie”. If you have any questions, please contact the State Board of Elections at 518-474-953 or email INFO@elections.ny.gov.


For the November 3, 2020 General Election, voters can request an absentee ballot because of COVID-19 by checking the Temporary Illness box as a reason on their application.

Voters can apply by mail, phone, fax, email, or via the New York State Board of Elections online portal at https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingAbsentee.html.

Absentee ballot applications must be postmarked by October 27, 2020 or requested in person by November 2, 2020.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 3, 2020. The Postal Service recommends mailing ballots no later than October 27, 2020.

Absentee ballots can be dropped off at the Board of Elections, Early Voting Site, or any Election Day Polling Place in Fulton County as alternatives to mailing.

At the Board of Elections
  • Either at the office inside counter or in the secure mailbox outside of the office. Completed ballots can be dropped off at the Board anytime up to and including Election Day
At the Early Voting Polling site
  • Only during Early Voting days and hours
At any Election Day Polling Site
  • During normal poll hours: 6 am to 9 pm
Please note that if you are dropping off completed ballots at a polling site, proceed to the sign-in table and wait at the sign indicating “Absentee Ballot Drop-Off.” An Election Inspector will take your ballot and place it in a secured collection envelope.

For more information: email FC2020Ballot@fultoncountyny.gov or call 518-736-5526

If you are a voter with special needs, you may apply for an accessible absentee ballot using the Accessible Absentee Ballot Application.

If you are a voter with special needs and have sent in an application to vote by absentee, you may mark your ballot independently using the Ballot Marking Device (BMD) at the Board of Elections office in Johnstown NY during normal business hours. Before voting by absentee the Board of Elections must be in receipt of an absentee application.

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

2020 Elections

Village of Northville
September 15, 2020
Noon – 9pm

Democratic Primaries
State Senate 49th District 
June 23
Early Voting: June 13 – June 21

General Election
November 3
Early Voting: October 24 – November 1

On Election Day the polls are open from 6AM to 9PM

Sample Ballots

Sample Ballot City of Gloversville and Other Towns 
Sample Ballot City of Johnstown Ward 1 
Sample Ballot City of Johnstown Ward 2,3,4 
Sample Ballot Town of Ephratah 
Sample Ballot Town of Oppenheim 
Sample Ballot Town of Perth 
Sample Ballot Town of Stratford


Let your voice be heard!

Fulton County Board of Elections

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.

If you enroll in a party you are free to vote for any candidate at the General Election in November.

Every voter should review all the candidates for each office and select the individuals that you feel would do the best job in that office.

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 counter 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

Early Voting


In New York State, voters can vote in person before Election Day.

Early Voting

All registered voters can vote early. If you vote during the early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.

Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting site, you will check-in to vote, receive your ballot and vote as any other election.

Votes cast during an early voting period will be canvassed and reported after 9pm on the Election Day.

Yes. If you are out of the county or if you are permanently or temporarily disabled, ill or are the primary care giver for one or more people who are ill or physically disabled, or a resident of a Veterans Hospital, or detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or incarcerated for an offense other than a felony you may apply for an absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballot Application

Early voting will be held at one site:

the Fulton County Services Complex Building
(next door to the Board of Elections office)
2714 State Highway 29, Johnstown, NY 12095

Wheelchair Accessible

If you vote during the early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.

Early Voting Schedule 2020

General Election Presidential/NYS Senate Primaries
Saturday, October 24, 9 AM – 2 PM Saturday, June 13, 9 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, October 25, 9 AM -PM Sunday, June 14, 9 AM – 2 PM
Monday, October 26, 12 PM – 8 Monday, June 15, 12 PM – 8 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 9 AM – 5 PM Tuesday, June 16, 9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 12 PM – 8 PM Wednesday, June 17, 12 PM – 8 PM
Thursday, October 29, 9 AM – 5 PM Thursday, June 18, 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday, October 30, 9 AM – 5 PM Friday, June 19, 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, October 31, 9 AM – 2 PM Saturday, June 20, 9 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, November 1, 9 AM – 2 PM Sunday, June 21, 9 AM – 2 PM

Contact the Fulton County Board of Elections at 518-736-5526 or boe@fultoncountyny.gov. You can also contact the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or www.elections.ny.gov.