The sample ballots for the general election on November 8 are now available online at the Columbia County Board of Elections website. This year, it's important to turn the ballot over,, where there on three propositions.
The first is State Proposal 1, the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022, which will make historic investments in protecting drinking water, creating new parks and trails, making communities more resilient to flooding and other climate impacts, conserving food-producing farms, and preserving habitats. Scenic Hudson describes the proposition as a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect clean water, update infrastructure, and improve quality of life in every county in the state."
The next proposition, Proposal 1, approves the amendments to the ward boundaries in Hudson required to maintain five wards of equal population.
The changes that are involved and the reason the changes must be made are explained in a presentation that can be found here.
The final proposition, Proposal 2, would, if passed, require the City of Hudson to contribute an additional $100,000 annually to the Hudson Area Library. The City currently contributes $250,000 annually to the library's operating budget.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Early voting begins on Saturday, October 29, and continues through Sunday, November 6. The two sites for early voting are 401 State Street in Hudson and the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building, 3211 Church Street in Valatie.
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