Board of Elections

General Election - November 3rd, 2020

  • Unofficial results will be posted after the polls close at 9:00pm.
  • First posting on or about 9:30pm; updated approximately every 15 minutes.

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 out side 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 3, 2020 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 November 3, 2020 and the slot will be locked. After hours drop off is not available on November 3, 2020.

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

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

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

The General Election will take place on November 3, 2020.
There are three ways to vote:

  1. Apply for an Absentee Ballot. The State Legislature passed a bill allowing the risk of infection under the temporary illness category. The Governor signed the Legislation on August 20, 2020. This November, ALL voters in NYS are eligible to vote by absentee. Check Temporary Illness for the risk of COVID infection. NOTE: Ballots will be mailed in Early October.
  2. Vote in person during Early Voting. Click here for the schedule.
  3. Vote on Election Day. Most poll sites are open. Check here to see if your location has changed.

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.

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Governor and the State Legislature have taken steps to expand access to applications and ease the process for voters. There are additional ways to apply for November 3, 2020 General Election Absentee Ballot.

  1. Mail the application to: The Board of Elections in the County of Rockland, 11 New Hempstead RD, New City, NY 10956.
  2. Return your application electronically to
  3. Email a letter/email request to with the following: Name, Date of Birth, Address, Mailing Address (where the ballot should be sent), and Reason for the Request. Remember: Check Temporary Illness for COVID risk.
  4. Call us at 845.638.5172 to request a phone application. Important: you cannot call on behalf of another voter. Our staff will fill out an application by phone.
  5. Fax your application to 845.638.5196.
  6. Use the State Board of Elections Absentee Portal.

Updated Information on Ballot Return: If you would prefer not to mail your ballot, return your completed Absentee Ballot to the Board of Elections during Business Hours or Extended Early Voting Hours. After hours: use our secure ballot return box outside of the main office doors. You can also return to any Early Voting Center or Election Day Poll Site. At the Early Voting Centers or Election Day Poll Sites go directly to the Managers. You do not have to wait on a line to return your ballot!


Make sure you are registered. The cut-off for new voters to vote in the General Election is October 9, 2020. 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 have resumed. We are following strict social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Click here for more information.

Contact Information
Commissioner Zebrowski Stavisky - 845.638.5289 (Voicemail after Business Hours) and

Commissioner Giblin - 845.638.5287 (Voicemail after Business Hours) and

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.

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:

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.