Election Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 19
Women will speak about why they sought elected office. St. Andrew’s Church, 15 South Ave., Beacon, 1 p.m.
Organized by In My Mother’s House

Tuesday, Oct. 22
Candidates’ Forum: Beacon Democratic candidates
Howland Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Howland Cultural Center

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Candidates’ Forum: Beacon Republican/Independence candidates
Howland Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Howland Cultural Center

Friday, Oct. 25
Coverage of Beacon mayoral and council candidates and Dutchess County Legislature candidates in The Current.

Saturday, Oct. 26, to Sunday, Nov. 3
Early voting for Putnam at Board of Elections, 25 Old Route 6, Carmel
Visit putnamboe.com for hours.

Early voting for Dutchess at Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Route 52
Visit dutchesselections.com for hours.

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Last day to postmark an application for an absentee ballot

Monday, Nov. 4
Last day to apply at Board of Elections for an absentee ballot and last day to postmark a mailed absentee ballot

Tuesday, Nov. 5
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. To find your polling place in Dutchess, visit dutchesselections.com, and in Putnam, visit putnamboe.com. State law requires employers to provide workers with paid time off to vote on Election Day. See bit.ly/voter-time-off.

One thought on “Election Calendar

  1. Early voting in New York has finally arrived! Every county will have at least one polling site open from Oct. 26 through Nov. 3, two days before Election Day. See voteearlyny.org for locations and hours.

    In Putnam County the only place for early voting will be the Board of Elections at 25 Old Route 6 in Carmel. Next year, the Board of Elections has promised to have an early voting site on the west side of the county.

    The nine days of early voting plus Election Day means everyone who is eligible should be able to vote. As the advertisement goes, “Just do it!”

Leave a Reply

The Current welcomes comments on its coverage and local issues. Submissions are selected by the editor to provide a variety of opinions and voices, and all are subject to editing for accuracy, clarity and length. We ask that writers remain civil and avoid personal attacks. Submissions must include your first and last name (no pseudonyms), as well as a valid email address (which will not be published). Please allow up to 24 hours for an approved submission to be posted. All online comments may also appear in print.