State Background Info:
  Upcoming SoS Elections:

New York Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): Executive Director, State Board of Elections (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process: Appointed by the Governor
Responsibilities:
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices (after the federal government certifies them)
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
  • Prepares election calendar (with approval from state legislature)

Statewide recounts can only be ordered by a judge.
County Boards of Elections canvass election returns.

Current Official(s): Peter Kosinsksi, Executive Director
Public Office Experience:
Reelection/Reappointment Date:
2010
Primary Date:
Contact Information: Peter Kosinski
40 Steuben Street
Albany, NY 12207-2108
Phone (518) 474-6220
Voter Info. 1-800-367-8683
info@elections.state.ny.us

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