EARLY VOTING for the June, 2022 Primary Election

For the 2022 June Primary election, you can vote in person before Election Day.

What is Early Voting?

In New York State, voters can vote in-person before Election Day at one or more voting sites in their county. Columbia County has two Early Voting sites—one in Hudson and one in Valatie. A voter may vote at either site, no matter where in the County the voter resides. All Early Voting sites are accessible to voters with physical disabilities.

Who can vote early?

All  voters registered in Columbia County and enrolled in a political party having a Primary.

When can I vote early?

Early Voting in New York State will begin prior to the June 28th Primary Election and will be from Saturday, June 18th  through Sunday, June 26th.

Columbia County Early Voting Hours:

  • Saturday, June 18:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 19:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Monday, June 20:  Noon – 8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, June 21:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday, June 22:  Noon – 8:00 pm

  • Thursday, June 23:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Friday, June 24:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 25:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 26:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where can I vote early?

Columbia County has TWO Early Voting sites. A Columbia County registered voter can vote at either site, no matter where in the County the voter resides. 
 

The early voting sites are located at:

  • 401 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534 and at the 

  • Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building, 3211 Church Street, Valatie, NY 12184

How will I vote during early voting?

Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting site, you will check in to vote, receive your ballot, and vote as any other election.

There will be instructions available at the early voting sites to familiarize you with the ballot. There will also be a notice to voters and bill of rights. You may ask an election inspector to explain how to cast your ballot or request help if you need any assistance.

If you vote during the Early Voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.

When will early voting results be posted?

Early voting votes will be canvassed and reported after 9:00 pm on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022.

Can I still vote by absentee ballot?

Yes, if you expect to be out of Columbia County on Election Day; or if you are permanently or temporarily disabled, ill or are the primary caregiver for one or more people who are ill or physically disabled; or if you are a resident of a Veterans Hospital;  if you are detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or incarcerated for an offense other than a felony. In any of these cases, you may apply for an absentee ballot.

*Please note an important recent change to NYS Election Law regarding your vote if you apply for an absentee ballot. Click here for info.

How can I find out more about Early Voting?

You can contact the Columbia County Board of Elections at 518-828-3115 or www.columbiacountyny.com/elections, or the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953, or www.elections.ny.gov.