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.
All voters who wish to obtain an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election must submit an absentee ballot application. Applications submitted for the 2020 Primary Election cannot be used for the General Election.
Until further notice, avoidance of COVID-19 is not an eligible reason to obtain an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election.
We are unable to accept absentee ballot applications via email for the 2020 General Election. Forms must be mailed or dropped off in-person.
Registering to vote for the first time: October 9th
Submit an absentee ballot application by mail: must be postmarked on or before October 27th
Submit an absentee ballot application in-person: November 2nd
Return your voted absentee ballot by mail: must be postmarked on or before November 3rd
Return your voted absentee ballot in-person: November 3rd
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
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.