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. 

Annual Commissioners’ Organizational Meeting

The Putnam County Board of Elections Commissioners will hold their annual organizational meeting on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Putnam County Board of Elections office, located at 25 Old Route 6, Carmel NY 10512. Click here (coming soon) for the agenda and supporting documentation.

NEW PERMANENT POLLING PLACE LOCATION!

If your polling place WAS located at Studio Around the Corner, it is NOW located at Brewster Public Library, 79 Main St., Brewster, NY 10509.

2022 GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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2022 Political Calendar

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New Absentee Ballot Procedure!

Due to a recent change in law, New York State voters are no longer permitted to cast a ballot on a voting machine if they have already been issued an absentee ballot for that election.

Voters who have already been issued an absentee ballot can still vote in person using an affidavit ballot. The affidavit ballot will be kept separate until the election is completed. Election officials will verify whether the voter’s absentee ballot has been received. If the voter’s absentee ballot has been received, the affidavit ballot will not be counted. If the voter’s absentee ballot has not been received, the affidavit ballot will be counted.

If a voter requests a second absentee ballot, any previously issued absentee ballot that is returned by the voter will be set aside unopened to provide the voter a chance to return the second ballot, unless the first ballot has already been opened. If both ballots are received before the return deadline, the ballot with the later postmark date is accepted and any other ballots that have been received are rejected, unless the first ballot has already been opened. If a voter submits more than one timely absentee ballot and cast an affidavit ballot, the last received ballot, either submitted in person during the election or by mail within the absentee return deadline, will be canvassed.

To cancel your absentee ballot application please click here.

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.

Become an Election 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 8, 2022 general election.

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
  • 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 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.

Applying is simple and easy:

Please complete the Election Day Worker Form.