Ulster County launches early voting awareness campaign

KINGSTON – Ulster County residents will be able to vote at any one of seven sites in the days before election day. Early voting will be held for nine days, from October 26 through November 3 as per a state law adopted earlier this year.

To get the word out, County Executive Patrick Ryan directed all county departments that deal with the public to have voter registration cards available upon request.

The county will also launch public service awareness campaigns on the Internet, radio and with posters and pamphlets. There will also be informational sessions to brief the public.

Early voting sites are not district specific; and registered voters in the county may cast their ballot at any one of the seven early polling locations. “Making sure that residents are able to register to vote and have easy access to their polling location is essential for our democracy,” said Ryan.

The county and League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Valley scheduled two information sessions.

One was last night at Ulster BOCES in New Paltz. Word of that was not received from the county until just two hours before the scheduled session.

The second one, tonight, September 12, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Saugerties Senior Center.



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