Erie County Board of Elections

Erie County Board of Elections Welcome to the Official page of the Erie County Board of Elections.

Early voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election begins Saturday, Oct. 24 and ends Sunday, Nov. 1. Polls will be op...
08/14/2020

Early voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election begins Saturday, Oct. 24 and ends Sunday, Nov. 1. Polls will be open weekdays noon to 9 pm and weekends noon to 6 pm.

As always, you may cast an early ballot at any location no matter where you live in Erie County.

Go to https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting for all early voting information, including any changes to polling sites that may occur.

Call 858-8891 with any questions you may have.

For all the latest information on the 2020 general election, Covid-19 updates, or to register to vote, go to the Erie Co...
08/13/2020

For all the latest information on the 2020 general election, Covid-19 updates, or to register to vote, go to the Erie County Board of Elections at https://elections.erie.gov/ or call 858-8891.

Need to register to vote?Go to https://www.elections.erie.gov/VoterRegister to download a form today.The deadline for po...
08/11/2020

Need to register to vote?

Go to https://www.elections.erie.gov/VoterRegister to download a form today.

The deadline for postmarking an application is Friday, Oct. 9, and that's the last day to register in person at the BoE.

Call 858-8891 with any questions.

Are you moving by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3?Complete and return a registration form with your new address to the BoE...
08/06/2020

Are you moving by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3?

Complete and return a registration form with your new address to the BoE by Wednesday, Oct. 14.

For a registration form, go to https://elections.erie.gov/VoterRegister, and as always call 858-8891 with any questions you may have.

Important dates and deadlines for those planning to vote absentee in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election:Friday, Oct. 9...
08/05/2020

Important dates and deadlines for those planning to vote absentee in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election:

Friday, Oct. 9 - Last day for the BoE to receive an application for federal absentee voters if not previously registered

Saturday, Oct. 24- Last day for the BoE to receive an application for military absentee voters if not previously registered

Tuesday, Oct. 27- Last day for the BoE to receive applications for federal/military voters if they previously registered. Also the deadline for permanent and civilian absentee voters to postmark an application

Monday, Nov. 2 – Last day for a military absentee voter to apply in person at the BoE for an absentee ballot, and deadline for permanent and civilian absentee voters to apply in person at the BoE

Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Last day to deliver ballot in person to BoE by 9 pm.

Not registered  to vote?Go to https://www.elections.erie.gov/VoterRegister to download a form today.Remember, the deadli...
08/03/2020

Not registered to vote?

Go to https://www.elections.erie.gov/VoterRegister to download a form today.

Remember, the deadline for postmarking an application is Friday, Oct. 9, and that's the last day to register in person at the BoE as well.

Call 858-8891 with any questions.

Important registration dates and deadlines for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election:Friday, Oct. 9 - Last day to postmar...
07/27/2020

Important registration dates and deadlines for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election:

Friday, Oct. 9 - Last day to postmark application for general election; it must be received at BoE by Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Friday, Oct. 9 - Last day for in-person registration.
If you are honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 10th, you may register in person at the board until Saturday, October 24th.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Changes of address must be received by this
date.

Poll workers are essential to the success of our local elections. If you'd like to learn how to become a poll inspector,...
07/21/2020

Poll workers are essential to the success of our local elections. If you'd like to learn how to become a poll inspector, go to https://elections.erie.gov/SignPoll or call 858-8891 for more information.

With the June 23 primary and special elections now past, remember these important registration dates for the Tuesday, No...
07/06/2020

With the June 23 primary and special elections now past, remember these important registration dates for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election:

Friday, Oct. 9 - Last day to postmark your application; it must be received by the Board of Elections by October 14

Friday, Oct. 9 - In-person registration deadline

Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Changes of address received by this date must be processed

Saturday, Oct. 24 - In-person registration deadline for those honorably discharged from the military or who have become naturalized citizens since October 10

For forms and all information regarding voter registration, visit elections.erie.gov.

"Independent nominating petitions for an office to be filled at the time of the general election or any village election...
07/02/2020
No. 202.46: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

"Independent nominating petitions for an office to be filled at the time of the general election or any village election shall be filed between July 27 and July 30, 2020.

A certificate of acceptance or declination for an independent nomination for an office to be filled at the time of general election or at a village election shall be filed not later than August 3, 2020.

A signature made earlier than July 1, 2020, or later than July 30, 2020, shall not be counted upon a petition for an independent nomination for an office appearing on the general election ballot or at a village election."

For the full text to this Executive Order, use the link below.

No. 202.46: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

To view the canvassing schedules for the Tuesday, June 23 primary and special elections, go to www.elections.erie.gov an...
06/29/2020

To view the canvassing schedules for the Tuesday, June 23 primary and special elections, go to www.elections.erie.gov and use the links marked "Canvass Audit Absentee Letter 2020 Primary" and "Canvass Audit Absentee Letter 2020 Special."

Candidates and representatives are invited to observe.

Call 858-8891 with any questions you may have.

To view the complete canvassing schedule for the June 23 primary and special elections, please go to https://www.electio...
06/24/2020

To view the complete canvassing schedule for the June 23 primary and special elections, please go to
https://www.elections.erie.gov/ and use the links marked "Canvass Audit Absentee Letter 2020 Primary" and "Canvass Audit Absentee Letter 2020 Special."

Candidates and their representatives have been invited to observe every phase of this process.

Call 858-8891 with questions.

06/24/2020

Polls are now closed for the Tuesday, June 23 special and primary elections.

To view results, go to www.elections.erie.gov.

A reminder that polls close at 9 pm.Go to https://elections.erie.gov/VSearch2 to find your polling place or view a sampl...
06/23/2020

A reminder that polls close at 9 pm.

Go to https://elections.erie.gov/VSearch2 to find your polling place or view a sample ballot.

Call 858-8891 if you have any questions.

Polls are now open until 9 pm for the Tuesday, June 23 special and primary elections.For your ballot and polling place, ...
06/23/2020

Polls are now open until 9 pm for the Tuesday, June 23 special and primary elections.

For your ballot and polling place, go to https://elections.erie.gov/VSearch2.

Call 858-8891 with any questions you may have.

Polls will be open 6 am to 9 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23 for the primary and 27th Congressional Special elections.For ...
06/22/2020

Polls will be open 6 am to 9 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23 for the primary and 27th Congressional Special elections.

For your polling place or to view your ballot, go to https://elections.erie.gov/VSearch2.

If you have an absentee ballot, be sure to postmark it by tomorrow, June 23.

Call 858-8891 with any questions or concerns you may have.

Today is the ninth and final day of early voting for the Tuesday, June 23 elections. Polls are open noon - 6 pm.You may ...
06/21/2020

Today is the ninth and final day of early voting for the Tuesday, June 23 elections. Polls are open noon - 6 pm.

You may vote at any of our 37 sites. For a list of all locations, go to https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting.

Today is the eighth day of early voting for this Tuesday's primary and special elections. Polls are open noon - 6 pm.Ear...
06/20/2020

Today is the eighth day of early voting for this Tuesday's primary and special elections. Polls are open noon - 6 pm.

Early voting concludes tomorrow, Sunday, June 21 at 6 pm.

For early voting poll locations and all other important information, go to https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting.

This is the seventh day of early voting in Erie County for the Tuesday, June 23 elections. Polls are open 12 - 9 pm.For ...
06/19/2020

This is the seventh day of early voting in Erie County for the Tuesday, June 23 elections. Polls are open 12 - 9 pm.

For all early voting locations, hours, and other important information, go to https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting.

Call 858-8891 with any questions.

There have been changes to polling sites for the Tuesday, June 23 elections, and letters detailing these changes have be...
06/18/2020

There have been changes to polling sites for the Tuesday, June 23 elections, and letters detailing these changes have been mailed to voters.

To confirm your polling place or see a sample ballot, go to https://elections.erie.gov/VSearch2.

Call 858-8891 with any questions you may have.

This is the sixth day of early voting in Erie County for the Tuesday, June 23 primary and special elections. Polls will ...
06/18/2020

This is the sixth day of early voting in Erie County for the Tuesday, June 23 primary and special elections. Polls will be open noon - 9 pm, and early voting will continue through 6 pm this Sunday, June 21.

Go to https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting for hours and the locations of our 37 polling sites. You may cast your ballot at any site regardless of your address.

06/17/2020

A malfunction in an air conditioning unit led to a brief evacuation of the Erie County Board of Election’s third-floor offices at 134 W. Eagle Street late this afternoon.

The incident produced smoke and triggered an alarm, but members of the Buffalo Fire Department confirmed there was no fire anywhere on the premises.

There were no injuries or damage to equipment or election materials.

The early voting site in the third-floor lobby will remain open until 9 pm.

For a full explanation of the final 2020 election canvass, please go to elections.erie.gov and use the links marked "Can...
06/15/2020

For a full explanation of the final 2020 election canvass, please go to elections.erie.gov and use the links marked "Canvass Audit Absentee Letter 2020 Primary" and "Canvass Audit Absentee Letter 2020 Special".

Candidates and their representatives are invited to observe the canvassing process.

Monday, June 15 is Day 3 of early voting in the Tuesday, June 23 primary and special elections. Polls are open noon to 9...
06/15/2020

Monday, June 15 is Day 3 of early voting in the Tuesday, June 23 primary and special elections.

Polls are open noon to 9 pm.

If you are eligible to take part in the June 23 elections, go to https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting for all early voting poll locations and hours.

Welcome to Day 2 of early voting, which runs from noon until 6 pm at 37 sites across Erie County. For locations, hours, ...
06/14/2020

Welcome to Day 2 of early voting, which runs from noon until 6 pm at 37 sites across Erie County.

For locations, hours, and all other early voting information, go to https://www.elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting or call 858-8891.

Early voting begins today at noon at 37 polling places across Erie County. If you are eligible to take part in the Tuesd...
06/13/2020
Early voting begins Saturday June 13th, what you need to know

Early voting begins today at noon at 37 polling places across Erie County.

If you are eligible to take part in the Tuesday, June 23 special and primary elections, you may cast your early ballot at any site regardless of your address.

For early voting hours and locations, go to https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting.

Early voting for New York's June 23rd primary begins Saturday June 13th. All registered voters can submit absentee ballots due to COVID-19.

Early voting begins at noon this Saturday, June 13, and runs until 6 pm weekends and from noon to 9 pm weekdays through ...
06/09/2020

Early voting begins at noon this Saturday, June 13, and runs until 6 pm weekends and from noon to 9 pm weekdays through Sunday, June 21.

For hours and locations, go to https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting.

For more information, call 858-8891.

The staff at the Erie County BoE will be working through the weekend once again to get an unprecedented volume of absent...
06/06/2020

The staff at the Erie County BoE will be working through the weekend once again to get an unprecedented volume of absentee ballots in the mail for the Tuesday, June 23 elections.

The BoE is processing an unprecedented number of absentee ballot requests in advance of the Tuesday, June 23 elections, ...
06/04/2020

The BoE is processing an unprecedented number of absentee ballot requests in advance of the Tuesday, June 23 elections, with many already sent and beginning to arrive in voters' mailboxes.

Go to elections.erie.gov to apply for a ballot online.

You may apply for an absentee ballot online at https://elections.erie.gov/absenteeapp. All voters eligible to take part ...
06/03/2020

You may apply for an absentee ballot online at https://elections.erie.gov/absenteeapp.

All voters eligible to take part in the Tuesday, June 23 primary and special elections may vote absentee due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Call 858-8891 for more information.

Address

134 West Eagle St
Buffalo, NY
14202

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(716) 858-8891

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Comments

Where will the ballot dropboxes be located?
UPDATE ON MY ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION MAILED TO ERIE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS ON AUGUST 3: So, I had downloaded 2 copies of the PDF "Absentee Ballot Application" on August 3. The instructions said mail to the BOE. My husband John and I filled out our applications and mailed them on August 3. I had made a copy of the application from my printer/scanner just to have a spare one. Got my mail today. One big gray envelope from the Absentee Ballot Dept. addressed to me arrived. Aha! My ballot arrived, I'm thinking. John's will probably come Monday, maybe Tuesday. I open it up. Inside is a blue form envelope addressed to the BOE and -- ANOTHER APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT! I pull out the copy of the form that I downloaded from the Board of Election's website -- yep, it's the same exact form. What????? Well, at least our stamps are helping keep the Postal Service solvent.
When will the ECBE website be updated for the November election? I note that there currently seems to be no option to request an absentee ballot on-line (which is how I'd requested my ballot for the primary). Are you adding additional drop boxes around the county? If we don't feel we can rely on the post office to get our ballots back to you timely, it's not great, especially for those of us in the suburbs or even further out, to have to drive into downtown Buffalo to access the single drop box for the entire county! I'm sure you're not waiting until the last minute to guarantee that our citizens have options for secure and safe voting so it would be nice if you could provide us some information now about what steps you are taking (and what we voters can do in addition to pushing our representatives to get funding for the post office).
Is the last day to mail absentee ballots June 22 or June 23? You've been saying June 22 but the New York State Board of Elections website says: "The deadline for the postmarked return of an absentee ballot has been extended to June 23, 2020 for the primary election and November 3, 2020 for the general election per Chapter 91 of the laws of 2020."
I am happy to say that I received my ballots today -- one for the Dem Presidential Primary, and one for the Dem State Assembly Primary. Thank you, ECBE.
I still have not received my ballot, which I had requested on May 21 using the web form. If ECBE is having difficulty keeping up with demand now, what is going to happen in November, which will be much more complicated ballot?
When will checks for poll workers be sent out?
Democratic Commissioner is using his position to oppose candidate other than those "hand-picked" by the heavies at HQ. Stop using technicality to control places on primary ballots.
I just visited the official web site of the Erie County Board of Elections....very impressed....both sides of the aisle should be proud of it. Extremely easy to navigate and read!!!
Polling place at Moose Hall on South Park is terrible! St.Ambrose sight on Ridgewood Rd. was so much better the parking was very convient and voting was very well handled. As a inspector for years we had to be very well trained and dignified in what we did to handle people coming in to vote.Another complaint trying to cross over South Park and no parking at the Moose Hall is terrible I have spoke to people who feel like I do. I hope we can return to St. Ambrose sight . Joann Fisher