September 4, 2020, 8:26 am

The City of Rensselaer would like to share information from the Rensselaer County Board of Elections on the upcoming General Election which will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6am until 9pm.

For more information please call the City Clerk's Office at 518-462-4266; the Board of Elections or visit the Board of Elections Website at

Absentee Ballot Applications may be be obtained by calling or emailing the City Clerk's Office.

1600 7th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180

Jason Schofield – Republican Commissioner
Edward G. McDonough – Democratic Commissioner

Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 9am-5pm
Phone: 518-270-2990
Fax: 518-270-2909

General Election – November 3, 2020 from 6 am – 9 pm
Early Voting dates:  October 24 – November 1

November 3, 2020 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 9, 2020 and received by a board of elections no later than October 14, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 9, 2020.  If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 9, 2020, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 24, 2020.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 14, 2020 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

2020 Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines

Date Deadline Information
October 27 Last day to apply online, by email, fax or to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot. (Please be warned that despite this deadline, the Post Office has advised they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied for less than 15 days before an election.)
November 2 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
November 3 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 10th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 16th.
November 3 Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site.