Board of Elections


The Board of Elections is charged with the responsibility of overseeing that all election related activities are executed in accordance with the New York State Election Law as interpreted by the Orange County Commissioners of Elections and the New York State Board of Elections.

Board of Elections Office is open, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


Primary Candidate List

Designating Petition Filers 


2021 Primary Election - June 22, 2021

Polls are open from 6am to 9pm

Early Voting for the Primary Election will be June 12, 2021 - June 20, 2021

2021 General Election - November 2, 2021

Polls are open from 6am to 9pm

Early Voting for the General Election will be October 23, 2021 - October 31, 2021

2021 Political Calendar - update 3.30.2021

Orange County Offices to be Filled 2021


2021 Important Deadlines:

Primary Elections

  • Registering to vote for the first time: May 28
  • Submit an address change: June 2
  • Change your political party: February 16, (date changed by Executive Order)
  • Submit an absentee ballot application by mail: June 15
  • Submit an absentee ballot application in-person: June 21
  • Return your voted absentee ballot by mail: Postmarked by June 22; BOE must receive your ballot by June 29
  • Return your voted absentee ballot in-person: June 22 by close of polls at 9pm

General Election

  • Registering to vote for the first time: October 8
  • Submit an address change: October 13
  • Submit an absentee ballot application by mail: Postmarked by October 26
  • Submit an absentee ballot application in-person: November 1
  • Return your voted absentee ballot by mail: Postmarked by November 2; BOE must receive your ballot by November 9
  • Return your voted absentee ballot in-person: November 2 by close of polls at 9pm




Notice to Voters:

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 before February 16, 2021.


Election Inspectors Needed throughout Orange County

Please contact us today!