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.

Announcement regarding the Primary Election to be held on June 23, 2020.

ABS LETTER - June 23

Important Election Changes - Please be advised:  

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo has issued the following executive orders regarding the 2020 Elections and modifying the Election calendar:

  • Any presidential primary to be held on April 28, 2020, shall be postponed and rescheduled for June 23, 2020.  
  • Any special election which was previously scheduled to occur on April 28, 2020 and rescheduled for June 23, 2020 by virtue of Executive Order 202.12 shall only contain the names of those individuals who had previously been qualified to appear on the ballot on April 28, 2020.
  • Circulation, filing, and collection of any designating petitions, or independent nominating petitions for any office that would otherwise be circulated or filed pursuant to the Election Law, Education Law or any other consolidated law for any office commencing March 31, 2020 are hereby postponed.
  • Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take place in April or May of 2020 is hereby postponed until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections.
  • Local boards shall mail an absentee ballot application form with a postage paid return option for such application” to “every voter that is in active and inactive status and is eligible to vote in a primary or special election to be held on June 23, 2020
  • Any voter shall continue to be able to request such a ballot for the June Primary via phone or internet or electronically
  • An absentee ballot can be granted based on temporary illness and shall include the potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus for any election held on or before June 23, 2020” and that “for any election on or before June 23, 2020 … the Election Law is hereby modified to allow for electronic application, with no requirement for in-person signature or appearance to be able to access an absentee ballot
  • Any district or special district, including, but not limited to fire, library, sewer, or water, that conducts an election and/or budget vote shall be rescheduled to September 15, 2020 and collection of signatures for nominating petitions is hereby suspended until further notice, subject to a process determined by a future Executive Order; provided however, a library district may conduct an election on June 9, 2020 pursuant to this Executive Order if such election is managed by a school district.
  • Circulation, filing, and collection of any independent nominating petition pursuant to section 6-138 of the Election Law for any office that would otherwise be circulated or filed pursuant to the Election Law or for any special district election, as provided for in Executive Order 202.13, continue to be postponed until further notice and shall be subject to a future Executive Order.
  • Any village election that was postponed in March of 2020, or scheduled to be held on June 16, 2020, or any time prior to September 15, 2020, is hereby rescheduled for September 15, 2020.

Press Release - office closure

Mail Check Correction Flyer

2020 Local Petition Filers List

Town City Village Filers 2020 - updated 3.27.2020 (PDF)

State Committee Filers 2020 (PDF)

Orange County Democratic Committee 2020 (PDF)

Orange County Office Filers 2020 (PDF)

9th JD - Delegate & Alternate Filers (PDF)

General Objection Report 3.31.2020 (PDF)


Presidential Primary , Tuesday June 23, 2020

Polls are open from 6am - 9pm

Sample Ballot - Democratic Party Presidential Primary

State & Local Primary Tuesday, June 23, 2020 

Polls are open from 6am - 9pm

Sample Ballot - Conservative Party Primary

Sample Ballot - Working Families Party Primary

Sample Ballot - Green Party Primary

Sample Ballot - Libertarian Party Primary

Sample Ballot - Independence Party Primary

Sample Ballot - SAM Party Primary

The Early Voting period for the June 23rd Primary will be June 13, 2020 – June 21, 2020.

Primary Election 2020 Early Voting Locations and Schedule

A voting system will be accessible for absentee voters wishing to mark their ballot privately and independently, at our office - 75 Webster Ave in Goshen beginning May 26 to June 22, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Poll Sites - Primary Election 2020

Ballot Placement Drawing for June 23, Local Primary

The ballot drawing for candidate placement was held 4/23/2020, see link to view 

Primary Candidates List - State & Local Primary

General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 

Polls are open from 6am - 9pm

The Early Voting period for the November General Election will be October 24, 2020- November 1, 2020.

2020 Political Calendar - Updated 4.6.2020

IMPORTANT: NEW REQUIREMENT FOR BALLOT ACCESS RELATED FILINGS BY MAIL OR OVERNIGHT DELIVERY SERVICE. Please read this 2019 Filing Requirement document ( 101KB) for detailed information.

Election Inspectors Needed throughout Orange County

Please contact us today!