Board of Elections


Office & Drop Box Information

Absentee ballots may be returned in person to the Board of Elections during regular business hours. A secure drop box is located outside of the office main entrance for after hours drop off. Absentee Ballots may also be returned via mail or dropped off at a polling place during early voting and on election day.

IMPORTANT: Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 2, 2021 or dropped off at the Board of Elections or a poll site by 9:00PM. The secure drop box will be closed promptly at 9:00PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 and the slot will be locked. After hours drop off is not available on November 2, 2021.

Please see below for more election information. 

Board of Elections Office
11 New Hempstead Rd
New City, NY 10956

P: 845-638-5172

Important Information

Sample Ballots

Please note: Sample ballots for Primary Elections cannot be posted online due to the number of different parties and ballot styles. To obtain a sample ballot email

Petition Status Report

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

Download: Petition Status Report.

Special COVID -19 Message for 2021 Candidates, Voters, and the General Public

The Board of Elections continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 public health crisis. We have taken steps to protect our customers and staff from COVID-19.

Limit your exposure - Go Virtual!


There are many transactions available online through the DMV Voter Registration Site. Visit to:

1. Register to Vote Online.
2. Update your Voter Registration Record (Change of Address, Name).
3. Change your party enrollment.


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


Make sure you are registered. Visit this site to check your registration record:


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. 

Election Inspector Certification Courses will resume in August. We are following strict social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Click here for more information.

Contact Information
Commissioner Giblin - 845.638.5287 (Voicemail after Business Hours) and 
Commissioner Pietanza - 845.638.5289 (Voicemail after Business Hours) and 

Top FAQs:

What are the Election Dates?

  • Primary Election - Tuesday, June 22, 2021
  • General Election - Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Polls are open from 6AM until 9PM.

When is Early Voting?

  • Primary Election - June 12 through June 20, 2021
  • General Election - October 23 through October 31, 2021

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 are 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 Giblin immediately or Deputy Commissioner Pietanza 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.