Special COVID -19 Message for 2020 Candidates, Voters, and the General Public

As you are all aware by now, we are in the midst of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis, which the Board of Elections is monitoring. Effective immediately, this office is taking steps to protect our customers and staff from COVID-19. Petition filing ended March 20, 2020. Opportunity to Ballot Petitions are suspended for 2020.

The Presidential Primary will take place on June 23, 2020. There will be a Congressional Primary Countywide for both the Democratic and Republican Parties on that same day. There will also be Democratic and Republican Primaries in the 38th Senatorial District. Minor party primaries will take place in the Village of Sloatsburg. Early Voting and Election Day Voting are proceeding as scheduled; however, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order to allow any voter wishing to vote via absentee to do so. On Friday, April 24, 2020, the Governor signed another order directing County Boards to send an application to all eligible voters. The application will come with a postage paid return envelope. 

The absentee application mailing went out on May 22, 2020. Eligible voters should receive the application on May 26-27, 2020. As per the Governor's Executive Order, the risk of COVID-19 infection will be covered under the temporary illness category. Visit our Absentee Ballot page for more information: https://rocklandgov.com/departments/board-of-elections/absentee-ballots/ As soon as the Primary Ballots are mailed, a Ballot Marking Device and Scanner will be available at the Board to ensure all voters wishing to mark their absentee ballot privately and independently may do so.

If you prefer not to wait for the application, visit our absentee ballot page to download an application now.

All in-person interactions, inspector classes, and orientation classes are currently suspended. We will provide updated information as it becomes available. There are many transactions available online through the DMV Voter Registration Site. Visit https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application to:

1. Register to Vote Online.
2. Update your Voter Registration Record (Change of Address, Name).
3. Change your party enrollment (this will take effect AFTER the June 23, 2020 Federal/State/Local Primary).

On our site you can download an Absentee Ballot Application to print, complete, and mail to us. Go to: 

https://rocklandgov.com/departments/board-of-elections/absentee-ballots/ to obtain an absentee application.

Procedures for Requests Pursuant to the NYS Freedom of Information Law (FOILS)

1.  All FOILS should go through the online Foil system accessible through this web page. Scroll down to FOIL APPLICATION on the left hand side and click to go to the FOIL System.
2.  If you cannot access that page, you must email or call a Commissioner. We will add the FOIL to the system.
3.  All FOILS will be filled electronically. 

Candidates

1.  Our page on Running for Office contains links to important documents. Visit: http://rocklandgov.com/departments/board-of-elections/running-for-office/ 
2.  Independent Nominations have been delayed. Petitioning did NOT begin on April 14, 2020. The Calendar will be updated shortly and will reflect new dates as soon as they are set.

Inspectors

Brenda and Bridget are reaching out to inspectors. Orientation classes are postponed. Inspector classes are postponed.

Contact Information

Commissioner Zebrowski Stavisky - 845.638.5289 (Voicemail) and staviskk@co.rockland.ny.us

Commissioner Giblin - 845.638.5287 (Voicemail) and giblinp@co.rockland.ny.us

Guidance - Protect yourself from COVID-19 and stop the spread of germs


We greatly appreciate your cooperation during this difficult and unprecedented time.

Petition Status Report

All Designating Petitions filed for Public Office will be updated as needed during the work day.

Download: Petition Status Report.

I_voted_NYS_100.pngI VOTED! - STICKER CONTEST

The Board of Elections would like to thank all I Voted Sticker Contest participants. We received so many wonderful entries and the judges had a tough time narrowing it down to five finalists. The Public Voting Period has been extended as is open from March 24-April 3, 2020. Please click on the link below to submit your vote. Each person will be permitted to vote once and the winning design will be printed and distributed to all Rockland County voters. Good luck!

VOTE NOW!

Top FAQs:

What are the Election Dates?

  • Presidential Primary Election - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 23, 2020
  • Federal and State/Local Primary Election - Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Polls are open from 6AM until 9PM.

When is Early Voting?

  • Presidential Primary and Federal/State/Local Primary Election - June 13 through June 21, 2020
  • General Election - October 24 through November 1, 2020

Where do I vote?

Use the Polling Place Look-up tool.
(Excludes School, Library, Fire District Elections and Early Voting. Click Here for information on Early Voting sites.)

Can I see a sample ballot?

You can use our Polling Place Look-up tool to see sample ballots.
(Excludes School, Library and Fire District Elections.)

Sample Ballots available for General Elections. Primary Ballots are available via email or in person at the Board of Elections. Click here to obtain a Primary Sample Ballot.

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 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.

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 Giblin immediately at 845-638-5172 or via email at: voterinfo@co.rockland.ny.us


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.

Please see our cancellations page for up to date information on meeting, event, class and exam cancellations and/or postponements.