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Schenectady County Board of Elections Reminds Voters to Plan their Vote

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Early Voting for the 2024 Presidential Primary Begins on Saturday March 23, 2024

The Schenectady County Board of Elections (SCBOE) would like to remind voters to plan their vote for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election.

Primary Elections in Schenectady County

Primary Elections are taking place:


  • Democratic Primary
  • Republican Primary

To be eligible to vote in a primary, you must live in the County 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. Note: the last date to change your party was February 14, 2024.

Plan Your Vote

Absentee Ballots

Early Mail Ballot/Absentee ballot applications are available on under Early Voting by Mail/Vote Absentee and may be submitted by mail or online until March 23, 2024 or in-person at 2696 Hamburg Street until April 1, 2024. Early Mail/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, which are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 Presidential Primary Day, which is April 2, 2024.

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

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 2024 April Primary Election are:

Saturday, March 23                     9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24                       9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 25                       11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26                      9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27                 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 28                     9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 29                         9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30                     9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.        

Presidential Primary Day: April 2

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Eligible voters can vote in-person from 6am to 9pm. Polling sites for Presidential Primary Day are available at