Albany County
32 North Russell Road | Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 487-5060 | Fax: (518) 487-5077
Monday–Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Matthew J. Clyne
Democratic Commissioner

Kathleen A. Donovan
Democratic Deputy Commissioner
Rachel L. Bledi
Republican Commissioner

Ellen C. Graziano
Republican Deputy Commissioner
**Special Election Alert **
Towns of Coeymans, Rensselaerville and Westerlo ONLY!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 for the position of
Member of New York State Assembly, 102nd Assembly District.
Polls will be open 6:00am to 9:00pm
Special Election Polling Sites
Tuesday April 10 4:30pm–7:00pm
Thursday April 12 4:30pm–7:00pm
Saturday April 14 9:00am–1:00pm
Monday April 16 4:30pm–7:00pm
Wednesday April 18 4:30pm–7:00pm
Saturday April 21 9:00am–1:00pm

Board of Elections


The Albany County Board of Elections was established and is mandated by Section 3-200 of the New York State Election Law. The Board’s operations are supervised by two Commissioners, each representing one of the two major political parties in New York State. Commissioners are nominated by majority vote of the County Committees of their respective political parties and are confirmed by vote of the County Legislature. Section 3-300 of the New York State Election Law requires equal representation of the two major political parties in the appointment of Board employees.

What we do:

  • Support and oversee election operations for both primary and general elections.
  • Support school board, fire district, village and special elections throughout Albany County.
  • Promote and oversee the registration of eligible voters within Albany County and provide registration assistance to eligible voters outside the County.
  • Review registrations to ensure that voters’ addresses reflect actual residency.
  • Conduct annual seminars and examinations, as required by law, related to election procedures and technology for approximately 1,400 election inspectors and ballot clerks.
  • Provide informational support to candidates, political units, public entities and the general public.

NYS Judicial Candidate Voter Guide
The non-partisan Judicial Candidate Voter Guide - - is designed to help you make a more informed decision on Election Day. It includes descriptions of elective judicial offices throughout the state. The Guide also provides a list of judicial candidates on the ballot in each county based on information provided by the state and county boards of election.