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Early Voting

Voters can 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?
2020 Early Voting in New York State is available for the  November 3rd General Election. 

The General Election early voting period will be from: Saturday, October 24, 2020 through Sunday November 1, 2020.

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

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

South Schenectady Fire Department
6 Old Mariaville 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.

The hours for early voting in 2020 will be as follows:

General Election

Saturday, October, 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 30, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Sunday. November 1, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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 Election Day (Primary and General),

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.