1. How do I register to vote?
To register to vote, to obtain an application for an absentee ballot, and for other voting information, visit the Dutchess County Board of Elections website at
or, you call the Board at 845-486-2473 for assistance. Registration forms are also available at Rhinebeck’s village and town offices.
2. How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
Absentee ballot applications are available at the Village Clerk Office.
You can download an Absentee Ballot Application by clicking here.
For the March 21, 2017 Village Election, this ballot application must be mailed to the Village Clerk, postmarked no later than March 14 (seven days before the election). You can deliver your ballot application in person to the Clerk's Office any time up to the close of business Monday, March 20.
The Village Clerk Office is at located at 76 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
The Clerk's phone: (845) 876-7015, Ext #1
3. In what election district do I live?
The Town of Rhinebeck (which includes both Rhinebeck Village and Rhinecliff Hamlet) consists of seven election districts, each of which sends two representatives to the Dutchess County Democratic Committee (see FAQ 5 & 6).
To find your residence on a district map, click here.
4. Where do I vote?
Each voter is assigned a polling place, based on the election district (ED) in which s/he lives:
ED1: Arbor Ridge, at Brookmeade, Route 308., Town of Rhinebeck - NEW LOCATION
ED2: Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck Village
ED3: Firehouse, Orchard St., Rhinecliff Hamlet
ED4: Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck Village
ED5: Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck Village
ED6: Firehouse, Orchard St., Rhinecliff Hamlet
ED7: Arbor Ridge, at Brookmeade, Route 308., Town of Rhinebeck - NEW LOCATION
In Village elections, voters from all Village election districts vote at Town Hall.
5. In what political parties are Rhinebeck voters enrolled?
According to the Dutchess County Board of Elections, Rhinebeck’s 4,987 registered and active voters were enrolled in the following parties as of June 21, 2010:
6. Who are the Rhinebeck Democrats?
Please visit our Who We Are page on this website.
7. How can I become more involved?
To become more involved with the activities of the Rhinebeck Democratic Committee, you’re invited to RDC meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month (call 876-0885 for full information).
Bring your concerns and issues to the meeting and invite your neighbors and friends to come along too. In addition to checking this website periodically, there is another way to stay connected and informed:
Join the Rhinebeck Democrats gmail list. This list is neither a listserve nor a bulletin board, instead, this list simply distributes information about meetings, election results, breaking news, voter registration, relevant events, volunteer opportunities and other important matters. To join the list, send an email from your email address along with your name, address and phone number, to firstname.lastname@example.org