Voters Take Notice


General Election 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Polls open from 6am – 9pm


Absentee ballots for the November election: 
  • The initial mailing of absentee ballots, for applications already processed, began on Saturday and is expected to be concluded on Tuesday (Oct 16).
  • We have experienced a very heavy demand for absentee ballots, so heavy that not all applications have yet been processed. If you have submitted an application, your ballot may or may not be included in those being mailed now. If not, it will likely be mailed by the end of this week (Oct 19).
  • In-person "over the counter" absentee voting at the Board of Elections will begin Wednesday (Oct 17) and is available during normal board hours (8am-4pm, M-F). 
  • Extra hours for over-the-counter voting include two Thursdays till 7pm (Oct 25, Nov 1) and two Saturdays, 9am-noon (Oct 27, Nov 3); on Saturdays, come early to avoid long lines. 
  • Requesting an application by mail? Download an app (see "Absentee Application" links on this page), complete it for the general election, sign it, and mail it to us. We do not accept emailed or faxed applications. The last date to postmark an application to the board is Tuesday Oct 30.
New registrations: 
  • New registrants will receive an acknowledgment card in the mail. 
  • We have received a very high number of registrations and are working diligently to process them all and to mail acknowledgments to all new registrants.
  • The deadline for submitting new registrations (registrations new to Columbia County) and for changing party enrollment was Oct 12. 
Office hours at the Board: 8am-4pm. Extra hours for over-the-counter absentee voting include two Thursdays till 7pm (Oct 25, Nov 1) and two Saturdays, 9am-noon (Oct 27, Nov 3). On Saturdays, come early to avoid long lines.

For Stockport Voters
You now vote at the American Legion Hall at 107 County Route 25 (across Route 25 from the firehouse).
For City of Hudson Voters
City ward boundaries changed on January 1, 2017 due to the passage of Proposition 1 in the November 2016 election. See the Board of Elections' press release of February 14, 2017 and the attached map for more information.