William Fruci
Commissioner (D) – Email
Roger J. Schiera
Commissioner (R) – Email
Colin EM Palumbo
Deputy Commissioner (D) – Email
Kelly I. Fusco
Deputy Commissioner (R) – Email
Address:     50 W. High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020                                    Phone: (518) 885-2249

Hours:         Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm                                                             Fax: (518) 884-4751

                                                                General Inquiries: Email


Department Description

The Saratoga County Board of Elections is a bipartisan department vested with the responsibility for administration of elections in Saratoga County.  In addition to administrative duties, the Board is charged with the preservation of citizen confidence in the democratic process and enhancement of voter participation.


Notice to Voters:

Party Status: In order to achieve political party status with an official ballot line in New York State, certain party candidates must meet certain vote thresholds. Due to the outcome of the 2020 General Election, the political parties that now remain in New York State are Democratic, Republican, Conservative, and Working Families. If you were previously registered with the Green, Libertarian, Independence, or SAM party, you are now considered No Party (NOP). All registered voters are eligible to vote in the November General Election; however, No Party voters are not eligible to vote in any Primary Elections. If you wish to remain No Party, there is nothing further you need to do. If you wish to enroll any one of the remaining parties, you must fill out a voter registration form and submit it to your County Board of Elections.

Notice to Designating Petition Filers For Congress, Senate and Assembly

The March 31, 2022 order of the State Supreme Court Order (Harkenrider v Hochul, Sup. Ct. Steuben County Index No. E2022-0116cv Doc# 243) which declared the 2022 Congressional, Senate and Assembly lines unconstitutional has been STAYED pending appeal.


The means that the filing period for designating petitions will remain April 4 to April 7 and all other deadlines provided for by law are still in effect pending further court determinations. All designating petitions must be filed during that time period.   

Additional Information:

  • 2022 Political Calendar

  • Election mail does not get forwarded. Be sure to provide your direct mailing address for your absentee ballot or it will be returned back to the BOE.

  • If you are dropping your absentee ballot off in-person, you do not need a stamp. If you are mailing your absentee ballot, only one stamp is required.

  • You do not need to return your absentee ballot if you wish to vote in-person.

  • In order to check on the status of your absentee ballot, you must call the BOE and ask.

  • To check your voter registration status, click here

  • If you are a voter with special needs, you may apply for an Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot: Click here for an Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot Application

2022 Important Deadlines:

Primary Election

  • Registering to vote for the first time: June 3

  • Submit an address change: June 8

  • Change your political party: February 21

  • Submit an absentee ballot application by mail: June 13

  • Submit an absentee ballot application in-person: June 27

  • Return your voted absentee ballot by mail: Postmarked by June 28; BOE must receive your ballot by July 5

  • Return your voted absentee ballot in-person: June 28 by close of polls at 9pm

General Election

  • Registering to vote for the first time: October 14

  • Submit an address change: October 19

  • Submit an absentee ballot application by mail, online portal, email or fax: Applications must be received by Oct. 24, regardless of postmark

  • Submit an absentee ballot application in-person: November 7

  • Return your voted absentee ballot by mail: Postmarked by November 8; BOE must receive your ballot by November 15

  • Return your voted absentee ballot in-person: November 8 by close of polls at 9pm



If you believe you have been exposed or that you have symptoms of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), CALL YOUR DOCTOR.  Please do not walk in to your doctor’s office or to the Emergency Room and risk exposing the staff and other patients. If you arrive to Saratoga Hospital, you will be directed to a safe entry at a nearby testing location.

For all other questions, call:

NYS Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

Saratoga County Public Health Services:
24-hour emergency line: 518-584-7460


What’s New?

  • Starting in 2020, polls will be open statewide from 6am to 9pm for all elections.

  • Party changes now take effect immediately through February 14th.  Changes submitted to the Board of Elections between February 14th and the June Primary Election will not take effect until a week after the June Primary.

  • Starting with the 2019 General Election, all counties will begin using Electronic Poll Books.  You will now sign-in on an iPad instead of the paper poll book.

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