Early Voting

2019 General Election

For the first time in New York State, voters can now vote in-person before Election Day at designated voting sites in Schenectady County.  All registered voters can vote early, but please know that if you vote during the early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.

When can I vote early?
Early Voting in New York State will begin prior to the November 5th General Election. The early voting period will be from: Saturday, October 26, 2019 through Sunday November 3, 2019.


Where can I vote early?
In Schenectady County, the early voting poll sites will be:

Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library
Central Branch, 99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

VIA Port Rotterdam
93 W. Campbell Road
Rotterdam, NY 12306

Glenville Senior Center
32 Worden Road
Glenville, NY 12302

Niskayuna Town Hall
1 Niskayuna Circle
Niskayuna, NY 12309

All voters can vote at any of the early voting location within Schenectady County.

CDTA to Provide Additional Transportation to Early Voting Locations

The hours for early voting in 2019 will be as follows:

Saturday, October, 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday. November 3, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m






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

There will be instructions available at the early voting centers to familiarize you with the ballot.  There will also be a notice to voter and bill of rights.  You may ask an election inspector to explain how to vote, or if you need any assistance.

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


When will early voting results be posted?
Early voting votes will be canvassed and reported after 9pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.


Can I still vote by absentee ballot? 
Yes, If you are out of your home county, or if you live in New York City, are outside of the five boroughs, 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.


How can I find out more about Early Voting?
You can contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections, 2696 Hamburg Street, Schenectady, NY 12303, 
(518) 377-2469 or the State Board of Elections at (518) 474-1953 or www.elections.ny.gov.



Contact Info

Board of Elections
2696 Hamburg Street
Schenectady, NY 12303
(518) 377-2469
(518) 377-2716 (fax)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

     Amy Hild (D)
     Darlene Harris (R)