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VOTE!

You probably don’t need a reminder that today is election day, but here are some helpful tips for New York voters.

• Polls are open 6 AM–9 PM. If you’re in line by 9 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

• If you’ve voted in New York before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote in person.

• If you’re voting for the first time in New York, submitted your registration by mail, and didn’t provide a copy of your New York driver’s license, state ID card, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents when you vote in person on Election Day.

• To find your polling location, just google “where do I vote”.

To see what will be on your ballot, Ballotpedia, a nonprofit encyclopedia written by a staff of researchers and writers, contains a wealth of information and maintains a sample ballot lookup.

Fore more information, check out www.elections.ny.gov

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Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote in New York is October 9th. New York offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in New York by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

If you need to check to see if you are already registered, you can do that at https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.

Early Voting in New York State will begin prior to the November 3rd General Election and will be from Saturday, October 24th through Sunday November 1st.

Columbia County Early Voting Hours:

Sat Oct 24: 9a-2p
Sun Oct 25: 9a-2p
Mon Oct 26: noon-8p
Tues Oct 27: 9a-5p
Wed Oct 28: Noon-8p
Thurs Oct 29: 9a-5p
Fri Oct 30: 9a-5p
Sat Oct 31: 9a-2p
Sun Nov 1: 9a-2p

Columbia County registered voters can vote at the early voting site located at 401 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534, no matter where in the county they reside. Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting site, you will check in to vote, receive your ballot, and vote as any other election.

MORE:
https://sites.google.com/a/columbiacountyny.com/elections/

 

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2020 General Election Early Voting Information

The Columbia County Board of Elections site has some great info on how to vote early in the upcoming General Election. In New York State, all registered voters can vote in-person before Election Day at one or more voting sites in their county.

Early Voting in New York State will begin prior to the November 3rd General Election and will be from Saturday, October 24th through Sunday November 1st.

Columbia County Early Voting Hours:

Sat Oct 24: 9a-2p
Sun Oct 25: 9a-2p
Mon Oct 26: noon-8p
Tues Oct 27: 9a-5p
Wed Oct 28: Noon-8p
Thurs Oct 29: 9a-5p
Fri Oct 30: 9a-5p
Sat Oct 31: 9a-2p
Sun Nov 1: 9a-2p

Columbia County registered voters can vote at the early voting site located at 401 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534, no matter where in the county they reside. Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting site, you will check in to vote, receive your ballot, and vote as any other election.

MORE:
https://sites.google.com/a/columbiacountyny.com/elections/

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Early Voting Available in Columbia County for 2019 Elections

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Early voting begins this year in Columbia and Greene Counties. Columbia County will have three early voting sites, and Greene County will have one.

Columbia County’s polling sites will be at the Columbia County Board of Elections Office in Hudson; the MH Glynn Municipal Building in Valatie; and Copake Town Hall in Copake. Voters may select any of the three sites to vote at. If you choose to vote early, you will not be eligible to vote on Election Day (Nov 5).

“Voting will be exactly as it always has been on Election Day — on a paper ballot that the voter will vote and then scan into a voting machine,” said Virginia Martin, Democratic commissioner of the Columbia County Board of Elections. “Sign-in will be a little different. To accommodate the flexibility that voters have, we will be signing voters in on new electronic poll books, which are special tablets that have been programmed with the voter rolls.”

Columbia County Board of Elections Republican Commissioner Jason Nastke said, “I think this gives voters a greater chance to participate in the democratic process by opening up the amount of hours available to them to cast their vote,” Nastke said. “Last year, 18% of the vote in Columbia County was cast by absentee ballot. I think early voting should cut down on that significantly.”

Early voting will be open to anyone who is registered to vote. Just show up at the location, and then you will follow the same procedures as usual. Absentee voting will still be available.

DATES/TIMES:
For the November election, voting will begin October 26 and will run through November 3. On Monday, Nov. 4, there will be no early voting, and the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the usual polling sites.

LOCATIONS:
Columbia County Board of Elections Office
401 State St., Hudson, NY 12534

MH Glynn Municipal Building
3211 Church St., Valatie NY 12184

Copake Town Hall
230 Mountain View Rd., Copake NY 12516

In Greene County, there will be one early polling site, at the county building, 411 Main St., Suite 430, Catskill.

 

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Last Chance to Vote for Best Of Columbia County 2019

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Tomorrow (June 6) is the last day to vote for the annual Best of Columbia County competition! Sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, the Register-Star, and the Chatham Courier, the Best of Columbia County allows residents and visitors to decide the best of the best in a broad field of over 75 categories–including best bar, best fries, best plumber, best florist, and best Real Estate Company. Winners will be announced in June.

You have to vote in at least 10 categories for your ballot to be entered, anything less will be disqualified.

Here’s my shameless plug – Beach & Bartolo Realtors has won Best Realtor for the past three years, and we would love to win again.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE,

or visit https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/bocc?wallit_nosession=1#//

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.