October 11 is the deadline to register in the Nov. 5 town and county elections. This year, though, voting begins Oct. 26 at a limited number of locations. Locally, Greene County has one location
, in Catskill, while voters registered in Columbia County
have three locations to vote ahead of Nov. 5: the county office building in Hudson; the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building in Valatie; and Copake Town Hall in Copake. In southern Albany County
, the Helderberg Ambulance site, at 978 Cole Hill Rd. in East Berne will be set up for all voters registered in Election Districts in Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo. The Bethlehem Lutheran Church, at 85 Elm Ave. in Delmar, will be for voters registered in Bethlehem, Coeymans, and New Scotland. In southern Rensselaer County
, the Schodack Town Hall at 265 Schuurman Rd. in Castleston-on-Hudson will be set up for early voting. To gain a political advantage, Republicans, in the majority in Rensselaer County, did not set up an early voting site in Troy
, the county's largest city and home to more Democrats than GOP members.