Bureau of Elections
Bureau of Elections
The Bureau of Elections Mission:
The BOE protects the fundamental right of citizens to vote by maintaining the integrity of the election process.
What we do:
The Bureau of Elections is in charge of general information regarding voting, including community outreach and education, voter registration, early and absentee voting, all election scheduling, legal publicizing and administration, precinct polling site allocation and localization, as well as poll worker recruitment and training.
We are also a public information bank providing information such as precinct maps and contact information for elected officials. We support municipalities with conducting their elections by programming and providing voting machines as well as providing the official list of eligible voters.
The Bureau of Elections is responsible for ensuring compliance with state mandated requirements and regulations that pertain to elections and equipment required at the polling place.
The Bureau of Elections ensures that all qualified voters have an opportunity to vote free of intimidation and obstruction.
We believe in democracy and the importance of majority rule and individual rights.
We believe in being transparent and handling the election process with integrity to ensure the public can trust the results.
We believe customer service is critical to the success of elections because it strengthens public confidence in the election process.
Important 2016 Election Documents:
2016 Declaration of Candidacy – required form
2016 Nominating Petition Form – required form
2016 Nominating Petition Form – Spanish version
Candidate Information for Campaign Reporting Form – required form
2016 Financial Disclosure Form – required for statewide and legislative offices
2016 Affidavit of Designee for Filing – as needed
2016 Affidavit of Qualification – required for Public Regulation Commission candidates only
2016 Declaration of Intent – required for Primary write-in candidates only
2016 Pauper’s Statement – as needed for county candidates only
2016 Presidential Nomination by Petition Form – required for presidential candidates being nominated by petition
2016 Presidential Nomination by Petition Form – Spanish version
2016 Petition Request Form - optional
2016 Voter Action Act Guide – for candidates interested in qualifying for public financing for certain covered offices