Allegany County Board of Elections

Allegany County Board of Elections Allegany County NY Board of Elections

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Amazing Help! A special thanks to Mary Lindquist & Mary Raymond for making the masks for all of our inspectors for the p...
11/19/2020

Amazing Help! A special thanks to Mary Lindquist & Mary Raymond for making the masks for all of our inspectors for the past 2 elections!!!

11/05/2020

ATTENTION VOTERS!!!
We have been made aware-via messages, calls & social media that there is a concern about the use of sharpie markers while voting.

We have used these markers for 10 years. Please remember that once your ballot goes through the machine there are no take backs. You know your ballot was cast because the machine told your it was successful.

The sharpies are one of the approved writing utensils. Itโ€™s chosen for its dry time-wonโ€™t cause issues with the machine.

If it was true that the sharpies were a problem then there wouldnโ€™t be any elected officials in Allegany County due to the fact thatโ€™s all the voters use on Election Day. ๐Ÿ˜Š

All pens are read by the machine as well.

11/01/2020

We had an amazing turnout for The Early Voting. We had 3,247 voters come in to vote over 12% of our registered voters. This does not count the Affidavit Voters. We averaged approximately 48 voters per hour during the early voting hours. We had amazing help! Lynn Thompson, Mary Lindquist, Mary Raymond, Abby Luzier, Nicole Munkwitz, Tim Voss, Suzie Thomas, Mary Presutti, Lynette Decker, Meghan Oโ€™Kelly Harris, Veronica Davis & Barb Zlomek!! Without the extra hands we would never have been as successful! Great teamwork! Itโ€™s been a pleasure being part of such a group of hardworking people. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Election Day-ALL of the normal Poll Sites will be open 6am-9pm. Our Inspectors have been trained to watch for electioneering & most of all sanitizing processes. Be kind & appreciative of the time they are giving & the risks they are taking-there isnโ€™t an election without them. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

11/01/2020

Today is the last day to Early Vote! We are open 9-2. 8 Willets Ave Belmont-look for the Early Voting Open flags. No appointment needed. Check-in is faster with a license but not necessary! We have had 2929 voters so far-I want to cross the 3000 mark!!! Our lines if any are a wait of maybe 10-15 minutes. Come on down!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

If you donโ€™t vote during Early Voting see you at your normal poll site on November 3rd. Polls will open at 6am and close at 9pm.

Are you or someone you know quarantined? Call 585-268-9294 to set up arrangements fir an absentee. You can still vote.๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Boss Baby came to Early Vote today! We are almost to the 3000 mark!!! Tomorrow is the last day!!! 9am-2pm.
10/31/2020

Boss Baby came to Early Vote today! We are almost to the 3000 mark!!! Tomorrow is the last day!!! 9am-2pm.

10/28/2020

We NEED 65 more people to make it to 2000! Come on down!!!!!!! Here until 8.

Yesterday kept the record setting going: 532. We have been very blessed with the staff that are working with us. It take...
10/27/2020

Yesterday kept the record setting going: 532. We have been very blessed with the staff that are working with us. It takes great teamwork to make this a success & we believe we have it!!! See you all today!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Today was another success!!! We had another 323 voters that came through the doors today!! Everyone has been so nice! Lo...
10/25/2020

Today was another success!!! We had another 323 voters that came through the doors today!! Everyone has been so nice! Love to see the turnout! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Today was amazing!! We had 324 people line our parking lot to Early Vote. Everyone was awesome!! We appreciate everyone ...
10/24/2020

Today was amazing!! We had 324 people line our parking lot to Early Vote. Everyone was awesome!! We appreciate everyone that came out & thanks for your patience! We even had a voter who rode his bike from Alfred to vote!!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

10/23/2020

DID YOU KNOW??
If you are placed into Quarantine or Isolation due to Covid prior to Election Day & you have not requested an Absentee it won't be too late. You can have someone come to the office for you to pick one up between now & the 2nd. They will have to sign that they picked up the ballot for you with Photo ID. They can be mailed up through the 27th of October. Obviously the sooner we can help the better-we also know that in these times that is last minute. ๐Ÿ™‚ Call us with ANY questions...585-268-9294 or 9295

10/21/2020

DID YOU KNOW??
All regular poll sites are open on November 3rd. We are asking if possible not to bring kids to the site- that would be helpful to our Inspectors. We understand thatโ€™s not always an option so remember to keep them with you at all times & masks will be required(of course under 2 is not). If we can assist in anyway please let our Inspectors know. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

10/19/2020

DID YOU KNOW???
The Board of Elections is not located in the main county building. It is located at 8 Willets Ave. Belmont. Our Early Voting begins Saturday at 9am. Look for the Early Voting Flags!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

10/08/2020
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DID YOU KNOW???
NY State now has in person Early Voting. It begins the 10th before the election-October 24th & runs for 9 days straight ending on November 1st. The link below has all of the info for dates and times.

All Early Voting only is done at the Allegany County Board of Elections at 8 Willets Ave Belmont. No appointment needed.

Last year approximately 270 people took advantage of this option. We anticipate a much higher use of this option this year. If lines develop we will use a ticket system for placement. We will also keep track of line placement if you choose to wait in your car. All cdc practices will be followed between each voter. Masks are required. We ask that if you have any Covid symptoms or have been exposed that you call for assistance @ 585-268-9295 or 9294.

We look forward to serving all of our Early Voters in 2020!!!!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

https://www.alleganyco.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-Early-Voting-Hours.pdf

10/07/2020

DID YOU KNOW???
Our Inspectors will be cleaning between each voter. Each booth, table & chair will be cleaned. Our pens & utensils will also be disinfected between voters.

Our poll sites will only allow enough people in that there are booths to vote.

Ex: If your poll site has 4 booths then only 4 people are allowed in the building; all others will need to wait outside while social distancing or in their car.

Our inspectors will have numbered tickets for those who are waiting-including those who choose to wait in their cars.

If a couple who live in the SAME house come in & agree to use all the same items they can be counted as one voter. You MUST have the same physical address.

We care about every single voter & inspector who enters our poll sites please be patient. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

10/05/2020
Voter Search Screen for VoterLookUp

Voter Search Screen for VoterLookUp

Please enter your Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY format), County and Address information and press the "Search" button.

10/05/2020
Voter Search Screen for VoterLookUp

DID YOU KNOW???
Friday October 9th is the deadline to register for the 2020 November Election?
1. You can register in person at the Board of Elections.
2. You can mail a form with a post mark of the 9th & receive date of the 14th at the Allegany County Office.
3. You can also register through the DMV by the 9th using their online features.
Whatever you choose we recommend you do this sooner than later.
We are very busy entering many registrations so if you are checking online to see if you are registered & canโ€™t find your information feel free to call to make sure it has been received your information & itโ€™s being worked on. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Voter lookup: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/

Please enter your Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY format), County and Address information and press the "Search" button.

10/04/2020

DID YOU KNOW??
When you go to your poll site to vote on November 3rd that you are not allowed, by law, to wear any item that has ANY Political slogans, symbols or pictures of candidates on them.

Your car canโ€™t have any type of sticker or magnet on it & be parked within the 100โ€™ markers.

If you choose to wear such items you will be asked to wait your turn outside of the electioneering signs until it is your turn to vote.

Please be considerate of the Inspectors-they donโ€™t write the laws just help enforce them for everyone.
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10/01/2020

DID YOU KNOW??
All voters will be required to wear a mask at their poll site on Election Day or for Early Voting at the Board of Elections. If you donโ€™t have one youwill be offered one-otherwise the only other option will be to vote an Affidavit Ballot outside the building. This is for everyoneโ€™s safety. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

09/29/2020

Thousands of envelopes are being stuffed & getting set for the mail room. Absentees have arrived at our office. Your ballot should be arriving next week to week and a 1/2. Please call the Board of Elections after the first full week of October if you were expecting one & havenโ€™t received it. No need to call before that unless you NEED to apply. Remember Permanent Absentee voters do not need to apply again. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

09/08/2020

UPDATE-YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY IF YOU HAVE CALLED OR ARE ONE OF OUR PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTERS YOU WILL BE SET. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT WE DON'T HAVE INFORMATION OF COURSE CALL.

An Informational card has been mailed to each household of Registered Voters. You should have it within a few days.

It has all upcoming dates necessary for the General Election cutoffs, Early Voting Hours(only at the Board of Elections Office), Your hometown poll site should you decide to vote in person ( the changes that in June have NOTHING to do with the November Election) as well as a return post card that any voter tht chooses an Absentee & has NOT already requested one can sign & give their DOB & mail to the Board of Elections as soon as possible. Once ballots are available they can be mailed to you.

Please feel free to message or comment on this page with questions or concerns. We are happy to help. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 585-268-9295 or 9294.

Absentee information that could help lots of people. Also there will be a post card coming to each household. IF you wan...
09/03/2020

Absentee information that could help lots of people. Also there will be a post card coming to each household. IF you want an absentee you can sign & put your Date of Birth on the card & mail back to the Board of Elections to become eligible for an Absentee. It will have ALL options of how you can vote whether it's in person or absentee. If you have already applied you DO NOT need to send that card back-if you are a PERMANENT Absentee Voter you do not need to send that back. We have you covered.

08/17/2020

THE FOLLOWING LINK IS DIRECTLY TO OUR WEBPAGE SHOWING THE CANDIDATES FROM COUNTY DOWN THAT WILL BE ON THE BALLOT FOR NOVEMBER. ONCE THE STATE CERTIFIES WE WILL UPDATE WITH ALL OTHER CANDIDATES

https://www.alleganyco.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-To-Be-Elected-November-3-2020-2.pdf

08/05/2020

There are lots of misunderstandings out there right now about mail ballots. NY State does NOT have an order to mail a ballot to every voter. The only way to receive an absentee ballot is to call our office and request one at this time. Your options for voting are one of the following: (as of 8/5/2020)

1. Vote in person in Belmont for Early Voting
2. Vote in person at your regular poll site
3. Absentee-YOU must make the effort to notify us that you will not be able to vote in person.

Call the office with any questions or concerns we are happy to help our Allegany County Voters. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

07/02/2020
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Our results have been tallied. Please use the link below. Our only local race was in the Town of Alma for Republican County Committee Members. It was a vote for 2 out of 4 option. All results for Democrat & Libertarian are on the same link. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

06/24/2020

Special thanks to ALL of our Inspectors that worked the primary yesterday! You all did a great job as usual!

06/22/2020

Tomorrow is Election Day. The only ones eligible to vote is this Primary are county wide Democrats for the Presidential Primary. Libertarians for State Committee Members. Town of Alma Republicans for County Committee.

Please keep in mind the following when voting in person:
1. Masks are Required-if you donโ€™t have one we will provide one. Thanks to the Department of Health!
2. Disinfecting will happen between voters please be patient.
3. Covid Questions will be asked upon arrival.
4.PLEASE do not stay to visit. The number of voters per site is limited & our Inspectors do not want to be rude by asking you to leave. Please go in, vote then say bye-thanks. ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you are not a registered DEMOCRAT OR LIBERTARIAN IN THE COUNTY or a resident of the Town of Alma & a registered REPUBLICAN then see you in November. If you arenโ€™t sure call the Board of Elections before heading out. 585-268-9295 or 9294.

https://www.alleganyco.com/wp-content/uploads/June-Primary-Central-Poll-Site-Locations.pdf

Check this link for your poll site as they have changed for this election.

06/20/2020

Last day for Early Voting is tomorrow at the Board of Elections office from 9am-2pm. Remember if you are voting Absentee Ballot to have them post marked NO LATER than June 23rd.

06/16/2020

ATTENTION ALL DEMOCRAT & LIBERTARIAN VOTERS IN ALLEGANY COUNTY & REPUBLICANS IN THE TOWN OF ALMA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Today is the last day to request to have your Absentee Request mailed to you for the June 23rd Primary. These are the ONLY people who will be voting on this day. No others have a primary. Thanks!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

06/11/2020
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Early Voting for all Democrats, Libertarians & Town of Alma Republicans starts Saturday. Early Voting Hours:

https://www.alleganyco.com/wp-content/uploads/Early-Voting-Hours-2020-UPDATE-Covid-19.pdf

Also anyone needing an Absentee Ballot should request no later than June 16th(postmarked). The sooner the better to be assured you have time to receive. The ballots themselves must be postmarked by June 23rd & received by June 30th in order to be eligible for counting.

Please keep in mind that masks are required for ALL voting sites including Early Voting-at 8 Willets Ave Belmont NY. This is the County Board of Elections Office. Call with any questions-585-268-9295 or 9294

05/30/2020

PSA: SCHOOL ELECTION LISTS
From the Board of Elections:
There have been postings on personal social media pages about receiving multiple Ballots for people who no longer reside at a house. Our answer for this is below.

The list for the school came from the Board of Elections. The schools used the county lists this year to assist in the large task of an executive order to mail all residents an absentee ballot.

Each year our office is required by law to mail an Address Voter Verification cardYellow Carr you received in February/March) is mailed to each and every voter. When they are returned undeliverable their voter status is changed, if they have moved out of state or county status is changed.

However many times family members do not think anything of their children getting mail at their childhood home address so they just throw away the card. Well then that just lets us know there are no issues with that address. Voters have to be responsible in changing their addresses. When mail comes to a home that the people no longer reside in it should not be kept it should be returned stating that person no longer lives there-it is a postage paid process & cost the home owner nothing-or a call to the Board of Elections making us aware they are no longer in your home.

05/21/2020

Hello all school voters!
Although the Board of Elections DO NOT run school elections we do provide lists/labels for the districts. Upon supplying the list we have found that some of our street files were placing voters in the wrong school districts. We are correcting these as they are found. This is the first time a mailing of this sort has had to take place so it only stands to reason mistakes will be made/found. We are all human.

The clerks have been handed a huge undertaking this year due to the Covid 19 crisis-They are required to mail everyone a paper ballot. We ask that everyone be patient & kind during this time. All of us are working together to make it as seamless as possible. Please call our office if it concerns your voter record. If it concerns your school ballot please call the school directly-just think about being kind & considerate to all! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“š

05/21/2020

Deadline for June Primary is in person Friday May 29th. Our office will have a drop box outside our office door for any in person registrations(during regular business hours only), a mailed form with a postmark of May 29th & received by June 3rd-this also stands for address changes. Call with questions or concerns. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

05/21/2020

ATTENTION ALL ALLEGANY COUNTY DEMOCRATS, LIBERTARIANS & TOWN OF ALMA REPUBLICANS: these voters and ONLY these voters will be receiving a mailing about 3 voting options for the upcoming June 23rd Primary. If you choose to vote by Absentee you must simply complete the directions on the mailer-sign-detach & drop in the mail-no postage necessary.

We know you did not request this card. It is an Executive Order due to the Covid19 crisis we are all under. You will not be required to pay postage on an absentee ballot for the June Primary.

No other parties have a primary in Allegany County this time.

Any questions please feel free to call the Allegany County Board of Elections Monday-Friday, 8:30-4. 585-268-9295 or 9294. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

05/07/2020

JUNE PRIMARY UPDATE:
Due to a Judgeโ€™s order the Democratic Presidential Primary has been ordered back on for the June 23rd Primary Date. All Democrats & Libertarians in Allegany County will receive a mailing with an option to receive an absentee ballot to vote by mail in the next week-Republicans in the Town of Alma will also receive the same option. If you know now that you choose to vote absentee call the office saving the need to mail this notification. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

05/02/2020

June 23, 2020

Some updates for the Libertarian Party in Allegany County & the Republicans in the Town of Alma.

There will be a county wide primary for the Libertarian Party for State Committee. You will be mailed an application for an absentee. Both the application & if you choose to vote absentee the ballot will be postage paid return. The BOE will be open for Early Voting & on Election Day for voting in person (no local town sites).

Town of Alma Republicans-you will have Cojnty Committee Representatives for you election. Each voter will be mailed a postage paid return application. If you choose to vote absentee that will also be postage paid. There will be a poll site open in your town as usual. Early Voting will also be available.

As always call the office for any questions or concerns.

Address

8 Willets Ave
Belmont, NY
14813

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

Telephone

+15852689295

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DID YOU KNOW??? That your page has not posted any information regarding Early In Person Voting at the County Office Complex? Please, tell us more about this.
DID YOU KNOW??? We would like more information on where our polling place will be given the fact that you have drastically reduced the number of polling places?
DID YOU KNOW??? It appears you are trying to reduce In Person Voting?