PUTNAM COUNTY
BOARD OF ELECTIONS

25 OLD ROUTE 6
CARMEL, NY 10512

OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Friday
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

The Putnam County Board of Elections is a bipartisan office responsible for the execution of the electoral process and enforcement of all rules relating to the elective franchise. Through faithful implementation of New York State Election Law, the Board works to maintain confidence in the political process of the County. 

The Board of Elections adheres to all CDC guidelines. 

2021 Political Calendar

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2021 GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 2, 2021

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2021 STATEWIDE BALLOT PROPOSALS

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2021 EARLY VOTING

Putnam County will be participating in Early Voting for the 2021 General Election.  There will be nine days when registered voters will be able to cast their ballot prior to each Election Day.

The early voting process is the same as on Election Day.  When you arrive at the early voting location, you will sign the e-poll book, mark your ballot, and cast it on the voting machine.   The early voting polling location will have sample ballots available for voters to review before they vote.  You may ask an election inspector to explain how to vote, or if you need any assistance.

The Putnam County Board of Elections is accessible to voters with physical disabilities for early voting. Voting by an absentee ballot is still an option if you are out of Putnam County on Election Day or if you are permanently or temporarily disabled.

For more information, you can contact the Putnam County Board of Elections at (845) 808-1300 or boe@putnamcountyny.gov or the New York State Board of Elections at (518) 474-1953 or http://www.elections.ny.gov/.

Early voting will take place at:

Putnam County Board of Elections

25 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512

and

North Highlands Fire House

504 Fishkill Rd., Cold Spring, NY 10516

EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 GENERAL ELECTION

If you are a registered voter in Putnam County you can vote during the early voting times listed below:

Saturday, October 23, 2021:                          9 am to 2 pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021:                             9 am to 2 pm
Monday, October 25, 2021:                           9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2021:                           9 am to 8 pm
Wednesday, October 27, 2021:                     9 am to 5 pm
Thursday, October 28, 2021:                         9 am to 8 pm
Friday, October 29, 2021:                              9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021:                         9 am to 2 pm
Sunday, October 31, 2021:                            9 am to 2 pm

If you cast a ballot during early voting then you are not allowed to vote on Election Day. The results from early voting will be canvassed and reported after 9 PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Para horas de votación temprana en Español, haga clic aquí

NEW POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS

If your polling place WAS located at the Kent Elementary School, it is NOW located at the Lakeview Community Church, 387 Route 52, Carmel, NY 10512.

If your polling place WAS located at Sacred Heart Church, it is NOW located at the Putnam Lake VFW, 4 Fairfield Dr., Patterson, NY 12563.

If your polling place WAS located at the Village of Brewster Offices/Court, it is NOW located at Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main St., Brewster, NY 10509.

If you are in Philipstown Election District 11, your polling location is NOW North Highlands Firehouse, 504 Fishkill Rd., Cold Spring, NY 10516.

AM I REGISTERED TO VOTE?
If you are unsure of whether or not you are registered to vote, you can check your status HERE.

NEW REGISTRATIONS
A completed form must be received by the Board of Elections no later than 25 days prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote.

You must be a resident of Putnam County at least 30 days before an election.

Deadline Extended for Change of Party Enrollment

Due to a new Executive Order the deadline for a change of enrollment had been extended up until February 16th. Forms RECEIVED at your local board of elections up to and including February 16th will be accepted and processed. If you submit your party change online through DMV the deadline is midnight February 15th for electronic delivery on the 16th. Changes received on or after February 17th until seven days after the June Primary will be set aside and opened the seventh day following the June Primary and entered in the voter’s registration record.

Become a Poll Worker

The right to vote is one of our nation’s oldest and most important entitlements, and with this right comes responsibility. Free and open elections are the basis on which this country was formed and you can make a difference by becoming a poll worker to help protect those freedoms.

Because of COVID-19, New York is experiencing a critical shortage of poll workers. Historically, 55 percent of all New York’s poll workers are over the age of 60, making them especially vulnerable to the pandemic. This has resulted in a significant need for poll workers who are willing and able to assist with the administration of in-person voting during the November 2, 2021 general election.

What tasks will you perform as a poll worker?

  • Prepare the polling place for voting
  • Set up the voting equipment
  • Sign-in and process voters
  • Enforce social distancing
  • Demonstrate voting procedures to the voters
  • Sanitize voting equipment
  • Close the polling place
  • Canvass and report the results
  • Assist voter if requested

You are eligible to serve as a poll worker if you:

Are a New York State registered voter. You will be assigned within the county where you live.

Will you be paid?

Yes, Poll Workers get paid for training and each day they work.
The Board of Elections is committed to fulfilling its responsibility to the citizens of New York State by providing fair and accurate elections. This responsibility and the credit associated with it must be shared with the many dedicated workers that help make elections successful. You can get involved and become a proud participant in a process that is the foundation of democracy in our country. Come work with us.

Applying is simple and easy:

Please complete the Election Day Worker Form.