Practice sessions on new voting machines set

HUDSON—Columbia County will switch this fall from the mechanical lever voting machines in use for the last 50 years, to a new optical scanning voting machine.
To help voters become familiar with the new voting machines before the November election, the Columbia County Board of Elections will host voter outreach and hands on practice sessions for all voters at the following places and times:
*Thursday, July 29, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Dottie Ostrowski Senior Center, 40 Independence Drive, in Valatie 
*Saturday, July 31, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Copake Town Hall
*Friday, August 6, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Philmont Public Library
Information about future additional sessions will be released as they are scheduled.
For more information call the Board of Elections at (518) 828-3115.

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