NYC Board of Elections

NYC Board of Elections


The Board of Elections in the City of New York is an administrative body of ten Commissioners, two from each borough upon recommendation by both political parties and then appointed by the City Council for a term of four years. The Commissioners appoint a bipartisan staff to oversee the daily activities of its main and five borough offices. Click Here to Learn More


The Board is responsible under New York State Election Law for the following:

Voter registration, outreach and processing

Maintain and update voter records

Processing and verification of candidate petitions/documents

Campaign finance disclosures of candidates and campaign committees

Recruiting, training and assigning the various Election Day officers to conduct elections

Operate poll site locations

Maintain, repair, setup and deploy the Election Day operation equipment

Ensure each voter their right to vote at the polls or by absentee ballot

Canvassing and certification of the vote

Voter education, notification and dissemination of election information

Preparation of maps of various political subdivisions.