AS OF 2019 NEW YORK STATE HAS PASSED AND IMPLAMENTED EARLY VOTING LAWS. STARTING WITH THE PRIMARY ELECTION OF 2020 EVERY PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION WILL HAVE A 9 DAY PERIOD OF EARLY VOTING.
ALL REGISTERED FRANKLIN COUNTY VOTERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN EARLY VOTING AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS LOCATED AT 355 W. MAIN ST, SUITE 161, MALONE, NY., THIS POLLSITE IS ADA COMPLIANT. EARLY VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE FOR 9 CONSECUTIVE DAYS PRIOR TO THE MONDAY BEFORE ELECTION DAY, HOURS AND DATES FOR THE 2020 ELECTION CYCLE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
** APRIL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO JUNE 23RD**
Early Voting will be starting
Sat. June 13 9am-2pm
Sun. June 14 9am-2pm
Mon. June 15 9am-5pm
Tues. June 16 12pm-8pm
Wed. June 17 9am-5pm
Thur. June 18 12pm-8pm
Fri. June 19 9am-5pm
Sat. June 20 9am-2pm
Sun. June 21 9am-2pm
Early Voting for the General Election:
Sat. October 24 9am-2pm
Sun. October 25 9am-2pm
Mon. October 26 9am-5pm
Tues. October 27 12pm-8pm
Wed. October 28 9am-5pm
Thurs. October 29 12pm-8pm
Fri. October 30 9am-5pm
Sat. October 31 9am-2pm
Sun.November 1 9am-2pm
*** PLEASE NOTE IF YOU CHOOSE THE EARLY VOTING OPTION
YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY***
General Election, Tuesday, November 3rd, hours are 6 am to 9 pm
2020 positions on the ballot:
US Congressman Dist 21
NYS Senator Dist 45
NYS Assembly Dist 115
Towns and Villages: Ft. Covington, Moira & Westville Town Justice, Harrietstown 1-unexpired term for Superintendent of Highways, Malone 1-unexpired term for Village Trustee, Village of Tupper Lake 2 Village Trustees,
If anyone is interested in running please stop by the office for information on how to run.
For Sample Petitions PLEASE go to this web page: http://www.elections.ny.gov/RunningOffice.html
For copy of Political Calendar go to this website: https://www.elections.ny.gov/PoliticalCalendar.html
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Democratic Commissioner of Elections
Brandon John Varin
Phone: (518) 481-1662
Republican Commissioner of Elections
Phone: (518) 481-1661
Democratic Deputy Commissioner of Elections
Republican Deputy Commissioner of Elections
How Do I Register to Vote?
Qualifications to Register to Vote
- Be a United States citizen;
- Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
- Live at your present address at least 30 days before and
- Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
- Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
- Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
How and Where to register to Vote
1. You can register in person at your county board of elections or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
2. You can enter your name directly into the New York State Board of Election's mailing list database to have a New York State Voter Registration Form mailed to you.
3. You can call our 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.
4. You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form by clicking here. Print the form, complete and sign it, and mail it to your county board of elections.
5. Alternately, you can complete a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking here, typing in the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes. Please note that the file size of these forms are substantially larger than the above forms and may take a while to load on computers with slower Internet connections. Once the form is completed, print and sign the form and mail to the county board of elections.
Resource: NYS Board of Elections
How Do I Make Changes to My Registration?
Change of Name and/or Address
The voter registration form should be used as a change of address form. Notices of change of address from registered voters received at least 20 days before a special, primary or general election by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for that election.
Change of Party Enrollment
The voter registration form should be used to change your party enrollment from one party to another or to enroll for the first time in a party. A change of enrollment received no later than 25 days before the general election shall be deposited in a sealed enrollment box and opened the first Tuesday following that general election and entered in the voter's registration record.
Resource: NYS Board of Elections
How Do I Run For Office?
Click here for information provided by the NYS Board of Elections.
Anyone who may want to run for a local office such as County, Town or Village please contact the Franklin County Board of Elections for information. We also can provide you with a voter registration form and absentee application by calling our office.
How Do I Vote By Absentee?
Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot
How to Vote by Absentee Ballot:
An application form will be mailed to you.
If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it thourgh the mail, you have the right to desginate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.
If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your county board of elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.