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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. 


News Release

State Board of Elections warns New York voters against impersonation of County Board of Elections officials

For Information Contact:

Kathleen McGrath

Director of Public Information
Phone: (518) 474-1953
E-mail:  kathleen.mcgrath@elecctions.ny.gov

Jennifer Wilson

Deputy Director of Public Information
Phone:  (518) 474-1953
E-mail:  jennifer.wilson@elections.ny.gov

ALBANY, N.Y. (08/30/2023) – The State Board of Elections has recently become aware that individuals, across multiple counties throughout the state, have been going door-to-door impersonating County Board of Elections staff. These individuals are confronting voters regarding their registration status, and erroneously accusing voters of committing a crime because of how they appear in the state voter database.
“We are extremely alarmed by these actions. These individuals are impersonating government officials in an effort to intimidate voters based on inaccurate and misleading information,” said Raymond J. Riley III, Co-Executive Director of the State Board of Elections. “We strongly encourage those engaging in these activities to cease immediately.”
County Board of Elections staff members work tirelessly year-round to ensure elections are safe and secure. They engage in extensive record-keeping processes in an ever-changing environment and are an integral part of protecting our democracy from bad actors, including those who are engaging in this current impersonation behavior.
“We want to assure all New Yorkers that any employee of the State or County Board of Elections would conduct themselves in a professional manner and willingly present identification when engaging with voters,” said Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky, Co-Executive Director of the State Board of Elections. “When in doubt, please know you can always contact your State or County Board of Elections directly with any questions.”
If a voter is approached by someone claiming to be from the State or County Board of Elections, they are encouraged to immediately request identification. If the individual refuses or appears under suspicious circumstances, the State Board recommends collecting as much information as possible, not providing the individual with any personal information, and contacting local law enforcement to report the incident.
Criminal impersonation in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor in New York State. The State Board of Elections remains in close communication with the County Boards and law enforcement to monitor this situation.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen McGrath or Jennifer Wilson at the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or by email at INFO@elections.ny.gov.

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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.

New York is experiencing a critical shortage of poll workers. This has resulted in a significant need for poll workers who are willing and able to assist with the administration of in-person voting.

What tasks will you perform as an election worker?

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

You are eligible to serve as an election 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, Election 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.

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