The SLC Board of Elections is a bi-partisan Board representative of the two major political parties as determined by the most recent Gubernatorial election.
The Board is responsible for the implementation of State Election Law and the administration of elections in St. Lawrence County. In doing so, they are entrusted to ensure that each qualified voter has the opportunity to exercise his or her elective franchise, as well as to protect the integrity of the entire election process.
St. Lawrence County maintains voter registration data for approximately 60,000 active voters. For election purposes, the County's 32 Towns and City of Ogdensburg are further divided into "election districts." These election districts are determined by each municipality, based on its number of registered voters. Currently, there are a total of 81 election districts throughout the county.
For those not already registered to vote in New York State, Friday, October 9th was the registration cutoff date for eligibility to vote in the upcoming General Election. The cutoff date for changes of address, including county-to-county transfers within New York State, was October 14th.
ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS (UNOFFICIAL, TENTATIVE, MACHINE VOTES ONLY) WILL APPEAR HERE WELL AFTER 9PM ON NOVEMBER 3.
OUR REGULAR OFFICE HOURS ARE WEEKDAYS, 8AM TO 4PM (but we will be closed to observe Columbus Day on October 12th)
ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BE RETURNED TO OUR OFFICE PERSONNEL HERE DURING THESE HOURS.
OUR PHONE is 315-379-2202 FOR ANY QUESTIONS.
THIS YEAR'S GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2020 AT THE LOCAL POLLSITES. REGISTER TO VOTE BY OCT 9!
ALL REGISTERED ST LAWRENCE COUNTY VOTERS, REGARDLESS OF PARTY ENROLLMENT, WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THAT ELECTION.
CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND ELECTION DAY POLLSITE LOCATION HERE: CALL US AT 315-379-2202 WITH QUESTIONS.
Print your Regular Absentee Ballot Application from here.
The deadline for mailing these in has passed. Please deliver in person to the Board of Elections.
(Concern related to COVID is covered under the reason "Temporary Illness or Disability".)
How may I return my Absentee Ballot? (NOTE: Others MAY return your ballot for you by these methods.)
- Mail it back WELL PRIOR to Election Day, or by November 3 (ask for a manual postmark at the Post Office during the last week or two)
- Personally deliver it to our office, on the 2nd floor of 80 State Highway 310 in Canton, on weekdays between 8am and 4pm
- Personally deliver it to our office during our Early Voting schedule (Oct 24 - Nov 1), on the 2nd floor at 80 State Highway 310 in Canton
- Personally deliver to your local pollsite on Election Day, November 3rd, between 6am and 9pm (see this document)
SKIP THE LINE! You may go directly to the Board of Elections office to return Absentee Ballots. You do not need to wait in the Early Voting line to do so.
Absentee Voters may decide later to Vote In Person if they wish to, or if their plans change. If a person votes at a machine after submitting an Absentee Ballot, their In Person Machine Vote is the one that counts, and any previously submitted Absentee Ballot is simply filed away (rather than being opened and counted).
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EARLY VOTING FOR THE UPCOMING GENERAL ELECTION , PLEASE READ OUR DOCUMENT (LINKED JUST ABOVE) ON THE TOPIC, OR CONTACT US AT 315-379-2202.
EARLY VOTING for the General Election will be available only at the Board of Elections office in Canton (not at your local pollsite) on these dates, at these times:
|EARLY VOTING - Days / Dates||From||To|
|Saturday, October 24, 2020||9 AM||2 PM|
|Sunday, October 25, 2020||9 AM||2 PM|
|Monday, October 26, 2020||9 AM||5 PM|
|Tuesday, October 27, 2020||9 AM||8 PM|
|Wednesday, October 28, 2020||9 AM||8 PM|
|Thursday, October 29, 2020||9 AM||5 PM|
|Friday, October 30, 2020||9 AM||5 PM|
|Saturday, October 31, 2020||9 AM||2 PM|
|Sunday, November 01, 2020||9 AM||2 PM|
HERE IS THE CURRENT 2020 POLITICAL CALENDAR FOR NEW YORK STATE.
Register To Vote!
The following form may be used by someone who is visually impaired or otherwise disabled and that such disability prevents such person from being able to independently cast a paper absentee ballot: