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.


General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 

Polls are open from 6am - 9pm

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

2020 Political Calendar - Updated 7.1.2020

Offices to be Filled 2020 General Election


How can I apply for an Absentee Ballot?

Check my Absentee Ballot Status

Skip the Line and drop your absentee in the Collection Box at Poll Sites during Early Voting and Election Day!  Look for these boxes at your location.

Absentee Ballot Drop Box Skip the line

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Orange County General Election Official Candidates List

 General Election Polling Places in Orange County


The Board of Elections Office is open.  

Voters may request a ballot in person at the Board of Elections Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.


FREQUENTLY ASKED VOTING QUESTIONS FOR GENERAL ELECTION

 Am I going to receive an application/ballot automatically in the mail?
To receive an absentee ballot, you must request a ballot. You can do so by applying through NY State’s online absentee portal.  

 What reason for requesting an absentee ballot should I choose if I am requesting the ballot because of the Pandemic?
 If you are requesting a ballot because of the Pandemic, you would choose “temporary illness or physical disability”.

 If I am requesting a ballot for the “November Election/Presidential Election” which election am I applying for?
 The next election to occur is the General Election on November 3, 2020.

 What options do I have to return my absentee ballot?
 You can return your ballot in the pre-addressed return envelope, drop it off in person at the Board of Elections during office hours, or at any of our poll sites during voting hours.  The only drop boxes in Orange County will be available from October 24 - November 1 at our Early Voting Sites, see early voting for scheduled dates and times.

 Where do I mail my absentee ballot application?
 Your form should be mailed to the Orange County Board of Elections, PO Box 30, Goshen, NY 10924.

 When will I be receiving my absentee ballot I applied for?
 The first mailing of absentee ballots will be mailed out in the beginning of October.

Which Early Voting poll site do I vote at?
A voter can go to any of the 7 Sites during Early Voting.  A voter is not designated to a specific poll site during Early Voting.  You do not need to make an appointment or sign up for Early Voting.

 Can I Still Vote in Person if I Request an Absentee Ballot?
 Even if you request or cast and return an absentee ballot, you may still go to the polls and vote in person. The Election Law recognizes that plans change. The Board of Elections is required to check the poll book before canvassing any absentee ballot. If the voter comes to the poll site, on Election Day or during early voting and votes in person, the absentee ballot is set aside and not counted.

 How do I register to vote, change my address, change my party affiliation, or update any other information pertaining to my voter record?
If you need to update ANY of your voter information, please complete and submit a NYS Voter Registration Form.  The form can be found in voter registration tab.


General Election Absentee Ballot Drop off Plan for Orange County 

A secure ballot box will be placed at each Early Voting site and Election Day Voting site so voters can deposit their ballot in the ballot box without waiting on a line. All sites will have a sign clearly indicating where a voter may deposit their completed absentee ballot.  Poll site coordinator will routinely scan the line for anyone that only wants to return their absentee ballot and not cast their vote on the voting machine.

Voters will also be able to return their absentee ballots to the Orange County Board of Elections, located at 75 Webster Ave., Goshen, NY weekdays 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Absentee Ballot Drop Box Skip the line


2020 Primary Election Official Results

Press Release _ General Election 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.


2020 Candidate Filings List after June 23 Primary

Certificate of Nomination Filers 7.28.2020

Independent Nominating Petitions 7.28.2020

Election Inspectors Needed throughout Orange County

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