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Board of Elections

To ensure every person eligible to vote in Dutchess County has an opportunity to register and vote in all elections.


Some of the services we provide to the public:

  • Register voters
  • Maintain voter registration data base
  • Conduct elections
  • Receive campaign finance filings

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How/where do I register to vote and where is my polling place?

To access information on voter registration, polling places, absentee ballots, casting write-in votes, downloading forms, and voting if you are ill or disabled, please visit the Dutchess County Board of Election's (DutchessElections.com) Frequently Asked Questions.


How soon before an election can I register and be allowed to vote?

You can register to vote anytime, however, new voters  should consult the Board of Elections Calendar to see registration dates for Primary and General Elections.


How will I know if I am properly registered to vote?

All voters are mailed a "voter check card" in September. New voters receive a confirmation in the mail shortly after the registration is processed.


Where can I obtain a sample ballot?

Links to sample ballots will be posted on the Board of Election's website as soon as they are available.


Where can I obtain an absentee ballot?

To access information on absentee ballots as well as information about voter registration, polling places, casting write-in votes, downloading forms, and voting if you are ill or disabled, please visit the "Voting by Absentee Ballot" page on the Dutchess County Board of Elections website.


How do I become a candidate for an elective office?

To access information on becoming a candidate, please visit the Dutchess County Board of Election's "Running for Office" page.


When are Campaign Finance filings due?

For Campaign Finance filing deadlines, as well as other information, please visit the New York State Board of Elections website's Campaign Finance section.


How do I become a poll worker?

To access information on how to become a poll worker, please visit the "Election Inspectors" page on the Dutchess County Board of Elections website.


Meet the BOE Commissioners

Erik J. Haight

Election Commissioner (R)

Elizabeth (Beth) Soto

Election Commissioner (D)