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Schenectady County Board of Elections Reminds Voters to Plan their Vote

Schenectady County Board of Elections Update

Early Voting for the 2023 June Primary Begins on Saturday

The Schenectady County Board of Elections (SCBOE) would like to remind voters to plan their vote for the 2023 June Primary Election, which is for local offices.

Primary Elections in Schenectady County

Primary Elections are taking place in:

City of Schenectady

  • Democratic Primary
  • Working Families Primary

Town of Niskayuna

  • Conservative Primary

Town of Glenville

  • No Primaries

Town of Rotterdam

  • Conservative Primary

Town of Duanesburg

  • Conservative Primary

Town of Princetown

  • Conservative Primary

“CDTA has again agreed to partner with us to assist voters in getting to our Early Voting site located at the Karen B. Johnson Library, we are grateful for their continued support ” said Schenectady County Board of Elections Commissioners Laura Fronk and Darlene Harris. “If you are uncertain about your eligibility, enrollment or have any other questions contact our office as soon as possible so staff can assist you.”

To be eligible to vote in a primary, you must live in the municipality where the primary election is taking place AND be an enrolled member in the specific party that has a primary election. If you have any questions about the Primary Election, call the Board of Elections at (518) 377-2469 for assistance.

Plan Your Vote

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballot applications are available on under Vote Absentee, and may be submitted in-person at 2696 Hamburg Street until June 26, 2023. Absentee ballot drop boxes will be available at all Early Voting poll sites, all Primary Day poll sites, and at the SCBOE during normal hours of operation.

New Absentee Ballot Procedure

Due to a recent change in law, New York State voters are no longer permitted to cast a ballot on a voting machine if they have already been issued an absentee ballot for that election. Voters who have already been issued an absentee ballot can still vote in person using an affidavit ballot. The affidavit ballot will be kept separate until the election is completed. Election officials will verify whether the voter’s absentee ballot has been received. If the voter’s absentee ballot has been received, the affidavit ballot will not be counted. If the voter’s absentee ballot has not been received, the affidavit ballot will be counted. More information is available at

Early Voting

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 Primary Election Day, which is June 27, 2023.

All eligible voters can vote at any of the early voting locations within the County:

Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library                                     South Schenectady Fire Department

Central Branch, 99 Clinton Street                                     6 Old Mariaville Road

Schenectady, NY 12305                                                   Rotterdam, NY 12306

Early voting hours for the 2023 June Primary Election are:

Saturday, June 17                           9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
            Sunday, June 18                             9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
            Monday, June 19                            12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
            Tuesday, June 20                           9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
            Wednesday, June 21                      12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
            Thursday, June 22                          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
            Friday, June 23                               9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
            Saturday, June 24                          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
            Sunday, June 25                             9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Trolley Transportation

The Schenectady County Board of Elections is partnering with CDTA to provide additional transportation options to connect the community with the Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library early voting site. 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, June 17 through Sunday, June 25, Trolley hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm, Monday and Wednesday from 12pm to 8pm, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Primary Election Day: June 27

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Eligible voters can vote in-person from 6am to 9pm. Polling sites for Primary Election Day are available at