Your Vote Counts!
Be sure to register to vote in time for the next election. It only takes a few minutes. You can download a form below, or call us at (518) 487-5060 to ask us to mail you a form.
Federal, State & Local Primary: Tue Jun 23 6:00am to 9:00pm Early voting: Sat, Jun 13 – Sun, Jun 21
General Election: Tue Nov 3 6:00am to 9:00pm Early voting: Sat, Oct 24 – Sun, Nov 1
Early Voting Hours: Sat & Sun: 9:00am-2:00pm Mon & Wed: 12noon-8:00pm Tue, Thu & Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm Early Voting Locations:TBA
Select a form to download, or call us at (518) 487-5060 if you want us to mail you the form.
- NYS Voter Registration Form (Print and complete by hand - 8.5x14")
- Military and Federal Voting
- Absentee Ballot Application
- Special Ballot Application
- For those who reside outside of the US: Special Federal and Military Registration and Absentee Ballot Request.
Where to mail the completed form:
Albany County residents should mail their completed form to:
Board of Elections
224 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202
If you are not an Albany resident, you can find out where to mail your form by calling 1 (800) FOR-VOTE (1 (800) 367-8683). (If you use a TDD, please call 1 (800) 533-8683.)
Digital voting machines have replaced lever voting machines. Watch this short video to learn more!
ES&S AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal
A breakthrough paper ballot-marking technology allows voters with disabilities and other special needs to mark their ballot privately and independently.
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.
The Board of Elections ensures the integrity of voter registration and elections in Albany County.
Voter registration and elections in Albany County will be conducted honestly and efficiently.
- Conduct all elections held within Albany County in a fair, honest and professional manner in compliance with the mandates of the New York State Election Law.
- Ensure that all voter registration applications are processed in a timely manner and recorded fully and accurately in Election Day poll ledgers.
- Intensify the existing Voter Outreach Program to encourage 25% greater voter participation and the registration of all eligible non-voters.
- Incorporate technical advances into election operations as permitted by law.
- With the introduction of a new computer system in 1998, more accurately track and compile the different voter registration categories that must be reported to the New York State 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.
- 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.
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.
Did you know...?
Our online voter information search lets you know where & when to vote and who your representatives are. As election days get closer, you can also see a sample of the voting ballot for your district. Check out the voter information search now!
The NYS Voter's Bill of Rights
Registered voters have the right to vote freely, without worry of intimidation, and with help as needed. Read the NYS Voter's Bill of Rights for more information about your rights as a voter.