Thursday, May 30, 2019

Get Ready to Vote

The primary election is early this year--in June instead of September, as it has been in the past. It's an important primary for Hudson, so don't miss your chance to vote.

If you are not yet registered to vote in Hudson, you have until tomorrow, May 31, at 4 p.m. to do so. You can register in person at the Board of Elections, 401 State Street. If you are registered to vote in Columbia County but need to change the address at which you are registered, you have until Friday, June 5, to do that. Click here for more information.

If there is a chance you will not be in the city on Tuesday, June 25, and cannot get to the polls, you can request an absentee ballot. Click here to access an application for an absentee ballot. Click here for information about requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

If you won't be here on Tuesday, June 25, there is an alternative to absentee voting: you can vote over the counter at the Board of Elections, 401 State Street. Over-the-counter voting is available right now and every day, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Monday, June 24--the day before the election.

If you are not sure who is on the ballot in your ward, check out the sample ballots:
If you are not sure which ward you live in, check the map.

Gossips can attest that elections in this city have been won or lost by a single vote. Don't be that person who didn't vote.


  1. Carole, any idea why the sample ballots for 3rd, 4th and 5th seem to be missing candidates for supervisor and council members?

    1. Actually, the sample ballots for the 3rd and 4th wards are not missing candidates for Council members, a.k.a. aldermen. There are four candidates in the 3rd Ward and three in the 4th Ward. There are no alderman candidates in the 5th Ward because no one is challenging the incumbents. As for supervisor, there are no candidates is any ward other than the 2nd Ward, where Willette Jones is challenging Abdus Miah to be the Democratic candidate for supervisor. In the other four wards, the current supervisors--Sarah Sterling in the 1st Ward, Michael Chameides in the 3rd Ward, Linda Mussmann in the 4th Ward, and Rick Scalera in the 5th Ward--are unopposed in the primary and will be unopposed in the general election.