The County of Sullivan Board of Elections is responsible for administering all aspects of elections in Sullivan County to maintain and facilitate participation in a democratic system of government. The Sullivan County Board of Elections conducts all national, state, county, city and town elections. The structure of this agency, its responsibilities and duties are mandated by New York State Election Law. Guidelines for procedures are provided by the rules and regulations defined by the New York State Board of Elections.
The Sullivan County Board of Elections is administered by two Commissioners of Elections who serve four year terms. The Commissioners are elected by the county committees of each political party and their appointment is confirmed by the Sullivan County Legislature. The Commissioners, each assisted by a Deputy Commissioner and a full-time staff (with equal representation of Democrats and Republicans) provide the technical, clerical, and mechanical skills necessary to provide services; information and statistical data to county legislators, other county departments, governmental agencies and to the public.