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Freedom of Information Requests (FOIL)

Policy Authority

Part 1401.2(b) of the Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York and Section 6202 of the Official Rules and Regulations of the New York State Board of Elections.

Records Available

Most records maintained by the New York State Board of Elections are available for public access on this website. All other records, except those exempted from public access by law, shall be available by request and as described below, or for examination and copying in the public review areas of the State Board of Elections, 40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5, Albany, NY, on all regular business days from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. When requested, copies will be made by this agency at a charge of $ .25 per page.

Subject Matter List (pdf 32KB)

Contact Person

The following is the name and business address of the Records Access Officer of the New York State Board of Elections, who maintains a list of available records and to whom requests should be addressed:

John W. Conklin
Director of Public Information
New York State Board of Elections
40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5
Albany, NY 12207-2729
Tel: (518) 474-1953

The Director of Public Information must respond within five (5) business days.

Appeals

Any person denied access to any records of the Agency by the Director of Public Information may appeal within thirty (30) days of the denial directly to the FOIL Appeals Officer, who shall, within ten (10) business days of the receipt of the appeal, fully explain in writing to the person requesting the record the reasons for denial, or provide access to the records sought. The appeal should be addressed to:

FOIL Appeals Officer
New York State Board of Elections
40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5
Albany, NY 12207-2729
Tel: (518) 474-6367

How to Request Access to Public Records

How to Request Voter Registration Data

NYS Election Law Sec 3-103(5) prohibits using information derived from voter registration records for non-election purposes.