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Welcome to the Seneca County Board of Elections.

Due to COVID-19 and by the direction from New York State, the Seneca County Board of Elections asks that your please practice SOCIAL DISTANCING and wear FACE MASKS when entering the Seneca County Offices and Election Poll Sites.

Our office hours are 8:30AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday

Thank you and be SAFE!!

Main BOE Phone: 315-539-1760

2020 ELECTIONS

Presidential Primary and Primary Election

Tuesday, June 23rd (Early Voting June 13th-21st)

General Election

Tuesday, November 3rd (Early Voting October 24th-November 1st)


Absentee Voting Information

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot:

You may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:

Electronically through our Absentee Application Portal by clicking the following link:

https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/

By sending an email request to your local county board of elections

By sending a fax request to your local county board of elections

By going in-person to your local county board of elections

By mailing a paper application to your local county board of elections

You can download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form this link:

https://www.co.seneca.ny.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Absentee-Application-2020-1.pdf

Spanish Version:

https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/voting/AbsenteeBallot-Spanish.pdf

How to Cast an Absentee Ballot:

Once your receive the ballot, mark the ballot according to your choices for each office following the instructions on the ballot

Once you have completed marking your ballot fold it up and place it in the Security Envelope. (This envelope will have a place for your signature.)

Sign and date the outside of the Security Envelope.

Seal the Security Envelope.

Place the Security Envelope in the Return Envelope. (This envelope will have the return address of your county Board of Elections on the outside and should have a logo that reads, “Official Election Mail”)

Seal the Return Envelope.

You may return the ballot in any of the following ways:

Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than November 3rd.

Bringing it to the County Board of Elections Office no later than November 3rd.

Bringing it to an early voting poll site between October 24th and November 1st

Bringing it to a poll site on November 3rd.

Handicap Accessible Absentee Ballot Information

If you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, such that your disability requires you to use an accessible absentee ballot application, you have two accessible options to request a ballot on this page, either using the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal:

https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/home/accessible

Or, Voters with special needs can use the special ADA Compliant Accessible Ballot Application, click the link below.

Handicap Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot Application

All Absentee ballot requests must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address on voter registration
  • Mailing address (if different)
  • Reason for voting absentee
  • Signature

If you require an accessible Voter Registration please use the following link:

Accessible Voter Registration Form


Seneca County Absentee Ballot Contact-less Drop-Off Plan for the General Election 2020

In an effort to minimize delays during in-person voting and to promote contact-less voting, Seneca County has developed this plan for absentee ballot drop-off for the 2020 General Election.

Seneca County voters may drop off a completed absentee ballot at the following locations without waiting in line with in-person voters.  Once you enter the drop-off location, you will be directed to the clearly marked absentee ballot receptacle where you may deposit your ballot.  Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines while at these locations.

  • Seneca County Board of Elections, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo
    • Monday – Friday 8:30 AM-5PM
  • Early Voting poll site, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo
    • Sat 10/24 9am – 2pm
    • Sun 10/25 9am – 2pm
    • Mon 10/26 9am – 5pm
    • Tue 10/27 9am – 8pm
    • Wed 10/28 9am – 8pm
    • Thu 10/29 9am – 5pm
    • Fri 10/30 9am – 5pm
    • Sat 10/31 9am – 2pm
    • Mon 11/01 9am – 2pm
  • All standard Election Day Voting Locations
    • Tuesday November 3rd, 2020 – polls are open from 6:00AM – 9:00PM

Early Voting Information for Seneca County

New York State voters can vote in-person 10 days before Election Day at one or more voting sites in their county.

  • THIS EARLY VOTING SITE SERVES ALL OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS IN SENECA COUNTY – THE TOWNS OF: 

Covert, Fayette, Junius, Lodi, Ovid, Romulus, Seneca Falls, Tyre, Varick & Waterloo

Election Day: Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

Early Voting Period: Saturday October 24th, 2020 – Sunday November 1st, 2020

Early voting poll site (1):

Seneca County Office Building
One DiPronio Dr.
Waterloo, NY  13165

  • THIS EARLY VOTING SITE IS ACCESSIBLE TO VOTERS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
  • NOTICE: IF A VOTER CASTS A BALLOT DURING EARLY VOTING, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

2020 General Election

Saturday                      October, 24, 2020                  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday                        October 25, 2020                   9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Monday                       October 26, 2020                  9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday                       October 27, 2020                   9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday                  October 28, 2020                 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday                     October 29, 2020                  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday                          October 30, 2020                  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday                      October 31, 2020                  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday                        November 1, 2020                 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sample Election Ballots 2020

PLEASE NOTE:  The cut off for Party enrollment changes will be February 14th, 2020. Any change of enrollments received after that date will be processed on June 3oth, 2020


The Seneca County Board of Elections is a bi-partisan public office serving the voters of Seneca County.  Our focus is to conduct fair and accurate Federal, State, County, Town, and Village elections.

Services provided include:

  • Administration of all federal, state and local elections
  • Ballot preparation
  • Maintenance of voting machines
  • Absentee ballot coordination
  • Oversee voter registration and maintain an accurate inventory of all eligible voters
  • Collection of candidate financial disclosure reports
  • The compilation, tallying and reporting of election results
  • Providing election-related information and support to candidates, political parties and the general public

Announcements

  • Sample Ballots

    November 3rd 2020 General Election

  • General Election 2020 Offices & Candidates
  • Seneca County NY Board of Elections Press Release

    2020

    NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

    STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF SENECA 

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,  pursuant to  Section 4-120.1 of the New York  State Election Law, that the General Election to be held in this State on Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, November 3rd, 2020, the following may be voted for, to wit:

    A President and Vice-President of the United States

    Four (4) Supreme Court Justice 7th Judicial District

    A Representative to Congress 23rd District of the United States

    A New York State Senator 54th District

    A Member of New York State Assembly 131th District

    A Member of New York State Assembly 132nd District

    SENECA COUNTY

    A County Clerk

    TOWN OF LODI

    One (1) Lodi-Ovid Town Justice

    TOWN OF OVID

    One (1) Lodi-Ovid Town Justice

    One (1) Town Council Member (to fill a vacancy)

    TOWN OF ROMULUS

    One (1) Town Council Member (to fill a vacancy)

    TOWN OF SENECA FALLS

    One (1) Town Justice

    TOWN OF VARICK

    One (1) Town Council Member (to fill a vacancy)

    The term of office for all incumbents of the above named offices will expire at midnight on December 31, 2020