Board of Elections
Statement from the Commissioners

We have received numerous calls and inquiries related to recent media reports. We would like to dispel some of the rumors and misinformation being circulated and provide some background information related to convicted felons, the right to vote, and the right to run for office. In New York State, only persons sentenced to incarceration or parole terms upon conviction of felonies lose their right to vote. (Elec. Law 5-106). If an individual receives a sentence of probation or a penalty other than a sentence of imprisonment or parole, he or she does not lose the right to vote. Under the NYS Election Law, an individual is eligible to register to vote (or re-register if the person was purged due to the conviction) immediately upon completion of parole supervision. Please click here to read about felons and eligibility to run for office. Residency requirements for most local office require the individual to reside in the district by Election Day. Please visit the State Board of Elections at for more information.

Top FAQ's:

What are the dates for this year's elections?

Primary Election - Thursday, September 10th, 2015
General Election - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Where do I vote?

Use the Polling Place Look-up tool.
Excludes School, Library and Fire District Elections.

Can I see a sample ballot?

You can use our Polling Place Look-up tool to see sample ballots.
Sample Ballots available for General Elections. Primary Ballots are available via email or in person at the Board of Elections 

How do I use the Optical Ballot Scanner to cast my vote?

Watch our video to learn how to use the scanners.

How do I get an absentee ballot?

Please see our Absentee Ballot page for more information.

The Rockland County Board of Elections is a bipartisan, impartial body. We do not support candidates, proposals, or referenda. If you receive a phone call from an individual or individuals purporting to be the Board of Elections, suggesting you vote in any election, and attempting to influence your vote, please contact Commissioner Zebrowski Stavisky or Commissioner Babcock immediately at 845-638-5172 or via email at:

Rockland County is providing registered voters the option of voting on electronic ballot marking devices that accommodate people with disabilities. These devices will be located at each polling site. If you have any questions please contact this office at 845-638-5172.

The Rockland County Board of Elections is responsible for overseeing the conduct of all elections at which voters of Rockland County cast a ballot for the purpose of electing an individual to any federal, state, county, town, and village office or deciding any ballot question submitted to voters that will be decided in the Primary or November General Election. In performing this function the Rockland County Board of Elections is responsible for:

  • Registering all Rockland voters, including any change of address or political party enrollment change of Rockland residents.
  • Maintaining an accurate and reliable registration database for use on election days which ensures all eligible voters have an opportunity to vote and that any potential voting fraud is prevented.
  • Supplying lists of registered voters to school districts, villages, libraries and fire districts for use at their elections.
  • Recruiting, training and certifying election inspectors.
  • Processing of all petitions for political and party offices.
  • Preparation of all ballots used in Rockland County voting machines and paper ballots.
  • Timely and accurately delivering and processing of all military and absentee ballots; including visiting nursing homes to distribute and collect ballots from permanently disabled voters.
  • Ensure that all election results are accurately tabulated and certify the results of all elections.
  • Process and record all candidate and party financial disclosure filings required by law.
  • Provide open access to all voting and election information as provided by law.


Louis C. Babcock
Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky

Kathleen M. Pietanza

Gerard Rogers

Deputy Commissioners

Contact Us

Rockland County
Board of Elections
11 New Hempstead Road,
New City, NY 10956

(845) 638-5172
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

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