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Schenectady County Board of Elections Reminds Voters to Plan their Vote

Schenectady County General Election 2021

Early Voting for the 2021 General Election Begins on Saturday

The Schenectady County Board of Elections (SCBOE) would like to remind voters that they can vote in-person before General Election Day at designated voting sites in Schenectady County. Early Voting for the General Election will begin Saturday, October 23, 2021 and run through Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Early Voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you arrive at an Early Voting location, you will check in, receive a ballot, and vote. Instructions will be available at the Early Voting sites, and sample ballots are available at If you vote during the Early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day, which is November 2, 2021.

SCBOE is partnering with CDTA to provide additional transportation options to connect the community with the Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library early voting site.

“Registered Schenectady County voters are able to cast their ballot during Early Voting at any of the four designated polling sites located throughout the County,” said Board of Elections Commissioners Amy Hild and Darlene Harris. “We thank CDTA for their continued partnership to make these sites even more accessible to our residents.”

All eligible voters can vote at any of the early voting locations within the County. In Schenectady County, Early Voting locations are:

Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library                                                     Glenville Senior Center

Central Branch, 99 Clinton Street                                                 32 Worden Road

Schenectady, NY 12305                                                                 Glenville, NY 12302


Niskayuna Town Hall                                                                      South Schenectady Fire Department

1 Niskayuna Circle                                                                          6 Old Mariaville Road

Niskayuna, NY 12309                                                                     Rotterdam, NY 12306


Early Voting hours for the 2020 General Election are:

Saturday, October 23 from 9am to 2pm                                      Thursday, October 28 from 9am to 5pm

Sunday, October 24 from 9m to 2pm                                           Friday, October 29 from 9am to 5pm           

Monday, October 25 from 12pm to 8pm                                      Saturday, October 30 from 9am to 2pm

Tuesday, October 26 from 9am to 5pm                                       Sunday, October 31 from 9am to 2pm

Wednesday, October 27, from 12pm to 8pm


General Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Polling sites will be open from 6am to 9pm.

Trolley Transportation

CDTA is offering trolley service to the Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library to make all early voting sites easily accessible by bus. A trolley will circulate to the bus stops along Union Street, Nott Terrace, State Street and Clinton Street for drop-off at the library. This service will run from Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31. Trolley hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2pm, Monday and Wednesday from 12pm to 8pm, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm.

COVID-19 Precautions

Voters are asked to wear a mask if they are medically able and follow social distancing protocols at Early Voting and General Election polling sites.

Absentee Ballot Drop-Off

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes will be available at every Early Voting and Election Day Poll Site and at the Board of Elections office, during operational hours.


The Board of Elections has extended hours for in person voting at 2696 Hamburg Street:  

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 9 a.m. until 7p.m.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 9 a.m. to noon

Monday, October 25, 2021 – 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – 9 a.m. until 7 p.m

Saturday, October 30, 2021 – 9 a.m. to noon



Voters who have questions about absentee ballots, Early Voting, Election Day voting or any other election-related questions can call the Schenectady County Board of Elections at (518) 377-2469 or email for assistance.