TO VOTE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO VOTE. CALL THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND CHECK IF YOU ARE UNSURE. IF YOU ARE TO BE VOTING FROM YOUR ADDRESS FOR THE FIRST TIME OR VOTING FOR THE FIRST TIME, YOU MUST REGISTER TO VOTE BEFORE OCTOBER 12, 2018. CALL THE DUTCHESS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND ASK FOR A DEMOCRATIC STAFF MEMBER. These people are Diane Nash, Terry Horner, Jared Cooked, and Debbie Wright. GET ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS. WE ALL NEED TO VOTE! Here is the time frame for Registering to Vote:
Oct 17 Mail Registration: Last day to postmark application for general election and last day it must be received by board of elections by Oct. 17.
Oct 13 In person registration: Last day application must be received by board of elections to be eligible to vote in general election. If honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 12th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 27th.
Oct 12 Change of Party Enrollment: Last day to recieve.
Oct 17 Changes of address received by this date must be processed.
The General Election is on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. If you turn 18 years of age by that date, you may vote in the November 6, 2018 election. The polls are open from 6:00am to 9:30 pm. Dates for November Absentee Ballot Voting: Register by mail to get the Application by Oct. 12; Send the neatly marked ballot with you voting choices back by postmarked Nov. 5, 2018.
United States Senator: Kirsten Gillibrand
Governor: Andrew Cuomo
Lieutenant Governor: Kathy Hochul
NYS Attorney General:Letitia James
If you have any questions about these people, please visit their online websites and/ or call 223-5734 for some background.
GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018
You will be voting for these offices on November 6, 2018 in the General Election:
U.S. Senator from New York State: Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Member of the House of Representatives NY 19 District : Antonio Delgado
NYS Governor: Andrew Cuomo
NYS Lieutenant Governor:Kathy Hochul
NYS Comptroller: Tom Dinapoli
NYS Attorney General: Letitia James
NYS Senator District 41: Karen Smythe
NYS Assembly District 105: Laurette Giardino
Dutchess County Family Court Judge: Jeff Martin
Dutchess County Surrogate Court Judge: Tom Mansfield
In Union Vale there will be a vote on County Legislator for District One of Union Vale. Please if you live in District one, Vote for TARA LANGWORTHY for County Legislature
Also, the Union Vale Town Board voted 4-1 on recreating the position of Town Tax Collector. A vote for such a position will make the Town liable for full retirement benefits given to Town elected officials. The idea of reinstating the Tax Collector position was that of Ms. Maas. At the January 18,2018 Official Meeting of the Union Vale Town Board, Ms. Maas said she wanted to “test” hiring a tax collector for Saturdays from February through June. At the time of her suggesting this, Mr. Welsh asked why June and not May as was done in the past as the end of the tax collector’s job. The reason May was the end was that after May the tax bills went to the County and not the Town. Ms. Maas said that this was a test and it would be from February to June. Mr. Welsh also pointed out at the meeting that ” all this can be done by mail.” That too did not deter Ms. Maas from saying she wanted this test. Then the question of whether just one person, one “female” as Mr. Welsh said, was to be in Town Hall alone. The idea of having a constable present was floated. Then the Board agreed to the tax collection test. So you decide. Is this about tax collecting or creating a new elected position with benefits? Every elected official who accumulates ten years then receives life long benefits in insurance from the Town.
This voting list and the instructions for it are lengthy, but isn’t democracy worth all the fuss. Who wants to say to his/her child, I chose not to vote or I couldn’t be bothered?What more can we leave our progeny than a functioning democracy built on merit and not inheritance? Please vote. It literally is all we can do, but it is ALL, and we CAN DO!