Some polls open September 15


HUDSON—On Tuesday, September 15, polls in eight election districts in four towns and in two wards in the City of Hudson will be open from noon until 9 p.m.
Voters of certain political parties, will be able to nominate candidates to a variety of public offices and in two cases elect candidates to party committee.
Lever voting machines will be in use as well as the ballot-marking devices that were first used in the 2008 primary election.
A full complement of inspectors, custodians and machine technicians will be ready to serve the voting public.
Eligible voters, who expect to be out of the county on Tuesday, will be able to vote for candidates to public office by absentee ballot.
The deadline for applying for a ballot by mail has passed but registered voters can still fill out an application and then vote by ballot by coming in person to the Board of Elections at 401 State Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, or Monday.
On Monday, September 14, the board will stay open until 5 p.m. for absentee voting.
According to election law, absentee voting is not available for races for election to party committee.
Voting will take place among the following parties in these towns and wards at their usual polling places: Canaan
District 1—Republican (party committee), Independence (Supervisor), Conservative (Supervisor); Canaan District 2—Independence (Supervisor), Conservative (Supervisor); Copake Districts 1 and 2—Independence (Justice, Assessor); Hudson 1st Ward—Democrat (Alderman); Hudson 4th Ward—Independence (Supervisor), Conservative (Supervisor); Livingston District 2—Republican (party committee); Taghkanic—Democrat (party committee), Independence (Supervisor, Clerk/Tax Collector, Council [2], Highway Superintendent), Working Families (Justice, Council [2], Highway Superintendent).
The Columbia County Board of Elections can be reached Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (518) 828-3115.

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