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EARLY VOTING for the 2023 June Primary Election
Two Early Voting Locations:
Columbia County Office Building
401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building
3211 Church Street
Valatie, NY 12184
Dates and times for 2023 June Primary Early Voting:
Saturday, June 17: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 18: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, June 19: Noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 20: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 21: Noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 22: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, June 23: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 24: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 25: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Who can vote early in the 2023 June Primary?
All registered Democrats in Columbia County.
All registered Republicans in the Town of New Lebanon
Eligible Primary voters in Columbia County can vote early at either early voting location, no matter where in the County the voter resides.
SAMPLE BALLOTS for the 2023 June Primary Election
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2023 Designating Petition Filings
CLICK HERE for a list of designating petition filings.
Updated 4/13/2023 at 5:00pm. This list includes all authorizations, acceptances, and declinations received to date.
Village of Chatham Election, March 21, 2023
OFFICIAL RESULTS (March 21, 2023) –
Village Mayor (vote for one)
John F. Howe – 174
Village Trustee (vote for two)
Peter Minahan – 159
Ralph O’Mara Garcia (write-in) – 122
Brandon Gaylord – 55
Sample Ballot for Village of Chatham Election
General Election, November 8, 2022
CLICK HERE for OFFICIAL RESULTS BY ELECTION DISTRICT.
CLICK HERE for OFFICIAL RESULTS.
MAJOR CHANGE IN ABSENTEE VOTING FOR 2022
A new law has been enacted by the State of New York that is a major change for voters who may want to vote by absentee ballot.
Beginning now (2022), a voter who has been issued* an absentee ballot MAY NOT CAST A BALLOT ON THE VOTING MACHINE, either at Early Voting or on Election Day.
( * Technically, it is the issuing of the absentee ballot by the Board of Elections to the voter that bars the voter from voting on the machine, but after ballots are printed--in mid-May for the Primary--ballots will be issued promptly upon receipt of the application, so submitting the absentee application will effectively bar the voter from voting on the machine.)
A voter who has been issued an absentee ballot IS permitted to vote by AFFIDAVIT ballot at Early Voting or on Election Day.
This is the case regardless of whether the voter actually returns the absentee ballot. It is the ISSUING of the absentee ballot that triggers this restriction, not the return of the absentee ballot itself.
The voter’s affidavit ballot will be counted if the Board of Elections has not received an absentee ballot from the voter and the voter is otherwise qualified. If, at the time the Board reviews affidavit ballots, the Board of Elections has received both an affidavit ballot and an absentee ballot from the voter, the absentee ballot will be counted and the affidavit ballot will not be.
In summary, once you submit an APPLICATION for an absentee ballot, you should plan to vote either by ABSENTEE ballot or by AFFIDAVIT ballot (if you go to Early Voting or to your Election Day polling place). Once an absentee ballot is issued to you, you may not cast your ballot on the voting machine.
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE EARLIER: ANOTHER IMPORTANT CHANGE WAS ENACTED LAST YEAR AND REMAINS IN EFFECT. Applications for absentee ballots that are submitted to the Board of Elections by mail or via the State portal must be received by the Board of Elections at least fifteen (15) days ahead of the election.
After this 15-day cutoff, only applications for absentee ballots that are PERSONALLY delivered to the Board of Elections can be accepted. Personally delivered applications for absentee ballots may be brought to the Board of Elections as late as the day before the election. The Board, upon such personal delivery of the application, will then give the ballot to the voter or to the designated agent, but will not mail out a ballot.
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Click here for Certified Final Results of June 28, 2022 Primary
Breakdown by Election District here.
Phone (518) 828-3115
Here are some commonly requested forms from the Board of Elections:
NYS Voter Registration Form:
*Change of Name *Change of Party
*Change of Address *Change of Contact Information
*Change of Mailing Address *Change of County Where You Vote
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Deadline Feb 14th for Party Enrollment Changes:
To vote in a primary election, if your party is having a primary, you must be enrolled in that party by February 14th of the year in which it occurs. If you want to change your party enrollment, your properly completed Voter Registration Form must be IN HAND at the Board of Elections by Monday, February 14th.
Please note: A change of enrollment completed on MyDMV on February 14th will not be considered timely for this year's primary elections.
Any change of enrollment received after February 14th will take effect after the primary election of that year.
Office hours at the Board: 8am-4pm, M-F.
For Austerlitz Voters
You now vote at the Town Hall at 812 Route 203 in Spencertown instead of at the firehouse.
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.
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