Board of Elections

The Board of Elections is responsible for running Federal, State, County, Town, and some Village elections.

There are 2 Election Commissioners recommended by their respective political committee, and appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The 2 political parties that receive the most votes during the Governor’s election are the parties entrusted with the running of the Board.

The Board of Elections is the main registration point and handles all aspects of elections.

Absentee Ballot Drop Off Plans
Early Voting Notice
Early Voting Communication Plan
New York Absentee Ballot Application
New York Electronic PDF Accessible Ballot Application
NYS 2020 Campaign Contribution Limits
Election Results:
Cobleskill Democratic Committeeman Primary
Democratic Presidential Primary
Republican Federal Primary
Office Information:Staff:
Location: County Office Building, Room 300,
284 Main Street, Schoharie, NY 12157

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 99, Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8326 or (518) 295-8388
Fax: (518) 295-8419
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Clifford C. Hay, Commissioner
Kenneth J. Schweigard, Commissioner
Sara Davies-Griffin, Deputy Commissioner
Rich Shultes, Deputy Commissioner
Michelle M. Price, Senior Election Specialist
Colleen Benton, Senior Election Specialist

Voter Registration:

You can register in person at the Board of Elections at the

County Office Building, Room 300, 284 Main Street, Schoharie, NY 12157

You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form.

Voter Registration Forms

Print the form, complete and sign it. Then mail it to the Board of Elections at:

P.O. Box 99, Schoharie, NY 12157.

All first time voters who registered by mail, that did not submit identification on their registration, must present identification at the polls, either a current photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, paycheck, government check, bank statement or government document showing the name and address of the voter. Voters may also register at the DMV.

Election Information Security:

View a public information video on Election Security provided by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission