Early voting in Dutchess, Ulster: What to know, who is running as period begins Saturday

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New York’s second primary Election Day – and its special Election Day for the 19th Congressional District – isn’t until Aug. 23.

But residents eligible to vote in the various races can begin casting early ballots Saturday, when the nine-day statewide early voting period begins.

In addition to the special election to fill Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado’s vacated seat in Congress, which is open to all registered voters in the current 19th Congressional District, voters registered in the Democrat, Republican or Conservative parties in the newly redrawn 17th District, and Democrats in the new 18th District, can cast votes in primary races.

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Unlike a traditional Election Day, when voters have to visit the polling place designated by their address, voters can visit any early polling location within their county when they are open during the nine days.

This voting cycle is headlined by the special election, in which Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will face Democrat Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan to fill the vacant 19th Congressional District seat.

Locally, that includes all Ulster county voters, and Dutchess voters in Amenia, Beekman, Clinton, Dover, Milan, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Stanford, Union Vale, Washington, and parts of East Fishkill, Hyde Park, LaGrange, and the Town of Poughkeepsie. Visit elections.dutchessny.gov to check your eligibility.

The new 19th still includes a northern portion of Ulster, but begins at the Dutchess/Columbia border. Democrats in the district can vote in a primary between Jamie Cheney and Josh Riley.

The new 18th includes most of Dutchess, all of Orange and part of Ulster. Democrat voters in the district have their choice between Ryan, Aisha Mills, and Moses Mugulusi in the primary.

Dutchess towns East Fishkill and Pawling, and part of Beekman are in the 17th, which also includes parts of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. Democrats (Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney against state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi), Republicans (Assemblyman Michael Lawler, Rockland County Legislator Charles Falciglia, William Faulkner, Jack Schrepel and Shoshana David) and Conservatives (Faulkner against Lawler), all have primary choices.

Dutchess early voting locations:

  • Mid-Hudson Library auditorium, 105 Market St., Poughkeepsie

  • East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction

  • Cornell Cooperative Center, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook

  • Boardman Road Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie

  • Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Route 52, Fishkill

  • Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck

  • Roosevelt Engine Company No. 3, 830 Violet Ave., Hyde Park

Ulster early voting locations:

  • New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr., New Paltz

  • Marlborough Town Hall, 21 Milton Turnpike, Milton

  • Saugerties Senior Center, 207 Market St., Saugerties

  • Kingston High School, 403 Broadway, Kingston

  • Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center St., Ellenville

  • American Legion building, 26-28 Mountain Rd., Shokan

Early voting schedule:

  • Saturday, Aug. 13: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Sunday, Aug. 14: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Monday, Aug. 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 16: Noon to 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, Aug. 18: Noon to 8 p.m.

  • Friday, Aug. 19: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saturday, Aug. 20: 9 am. To 5 p.m.

  • Sunday, Aug. 21: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: The early voting location in Milton closes at 3 p.m. Aug. 17.

This article originally appeared on Poughkeepsie Journal: Early voting in Dutchess, Ulster: What to know