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Voting begins Oct. 23 in town, county elections

Oct 06, 2021 1:33 pm

Voting this year begins Oct. 23, and ends Nov. 2, with town posts, countywide positions, and a few state Supreme Court seats at stake. In Greene County, the Board of Elections office on the fourth floor of the Greene County Office building in Catskill is the only polling station Oct. 23 through Halloween. This year Columbia County has two sites to vote between Oct. 23 and 31: the board of elections office in the Columbia County Office Bldg. in Hudson, and also the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Center in Valatie. The so-called early voting hours in both counties change every day, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., October 23; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., October 24; noon-8 p.m. Mon., October 25; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue., October 26; noon-8 p.m. Wed., October 27; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu., October 28; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., October 29; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., October 30; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., October 31. Then traditional local voting spots are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 2. The risk of exposure to COVID-19 is still a valid reason to obtain an absentee ballot in this year's election, and those ballots can be mailed in through Nov. 2. One change in this election: A new state law passed in 2021, restores the right to vote for a person convicted of a felony upon release from incarceration, regardless of if they are on parole or have a term of post-release supervision. If a convicted felon is not incarcerated, they are now eligible to register to vote in New York.

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