Board of Elections releases information about early voting

HUDSON – For the 2022 November General Election, registered voters can vote in person before Election Day. In New York State, 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 8 General Election and will be from Saturday, October 29 through Sunday November 6.

Columbia County early voting hours are:

Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, October 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, October 31, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, November 2 from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Columbia County registered voters can vote at the early voting site located at 401 State Street, Hudson, or at The Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building located at 3211 Church Street, Valatie, 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 in any other election. All sites are accessible to voters with physical disabilities.

There will be instructions available at the early voting sites to familiarize you with the ballot. There will also be a notice to voters and bill of rights. You may ask an election inspector to explain how to cast your ballot or request help if you need any assistance.

If you vote during the early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.

Early voting votes will be canvassed and reported after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8.

If you expect to be out of Columbia County on Election Day; or if you are permanently or temporarily disabled, ill or are the primary caregiver for one or more people who are ill or physically disabled; or if you are a resident of a veterans hospital; or if you are detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or incarcerated for an offense other than a felony, you may apply for an absentee ballot.

You can contact the Columbia County Board of Elections at 518 828-3115 or www.columbiacountyny.com/elections, or the State Board of Elections at 518 474-1953 or www.elections.ny.gov.

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