William Fruci, Commissioner (D) – Email Roger J. Schiera, Commissioner (R) – Email
Cassandra M. Bagramian, Deputy Commissioner (D) – Email John Marcellus, 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

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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:

  • Please note that 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.

  • Click here for our poll site policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Poll sites will be open for the 2020 General Election for in-person voting.

  • All voters who wish to obtain an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election must request an absentee ballot. Applications submitted for the 2020 Primary Election cannot be honored for the 2020 General Election.

  • If you wish to obtain an absentee ballot to avoid the spread of COVID-19, check off ‘Temporary Illness’ in box 1 on the absentee ballot application.

  • 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

  • Electronic Absentee Ballot Application Portal

Important Deadlines:

  • Registering to vote for the first time: October 9

  • Submit an address change: October 14

  • Submit an absentee ballot application by mail: must be postmarked on or before October 27; however, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible

  • Submit an absentee ballot application in-person: November 2

  • Return your voted absentee ballot by mail: must be postmarked on or before November 3

  • Return your voted absentee ballot in-person: November 3

 

SARATOGA COUNTY – CALL FIRST!

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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