Congressional Special Election & Primary - Tuesday, August 23, 2022

What's happening in NY-19

In May 2022. two big things happened that shook up elections in the Hudson Valley and Southern Tier. First: The Congressional maps across New York State were redrawn by a Special Master. Then: Congressman Antonio Delgado was appointed to serve as Lieutenant Governor, triggering a special election. 

Congressional Special Election - August 23, 2022

The recent redistricting has resulted in significant changes in our State and US House of Representative races. A Special Election to fill former CD 19 Congressman Antonio Delgado’s seat for the remaining 4 months of his unexpired term will be held on Tuesday, August 23.

Democrat Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan will be challenging conservative Republican Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro.

Claverack Democrats must turn out to vote for Pat Ryan in this Special Election and defeat Marcus Molinaro in this election! We cannot let Republican Marcus Molinaro set foot in Congress for even these 4 months. Molinaro is anti-choice, voted multiple times against legalizing gay marriage, voted against unshackling women in jail as they gave birth, and opposed New York’s Reproductive Health Care to protect the rights of women. 

Congressional Primary Election - August 23, 2022

Due to a Court Order, the Primary Election for U.S. Congress was moved to August 23. In this election, we will be voting in a Primary Election for the new CD 19, which comprises much more of western New York than the old CD 19 district. 


Our Democratic Primary Election candidates are Jamie Cheney, a farmer and small business owner, and Josh Riley, an attorney. The winner of this Primary Election will be running against conservative Republican Marcus Molinaro in the General Election in November. 

August 2022 Congressional Special Election & Primary 

For the August 23, 2022 Congressional Special Election and Primary, 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 August 23rd Special Election and Primary Election and will be from Saturday, August 13th  through Sunday, August 21st.

Columbia County Early Voting Hours:

  • Saturday, August 13:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Sunday, August 14:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Monday, August 15:  Noon – 8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, August 16:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday, August 17:  Noon – 8:00 pm

  • Thursday, August 18  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Friday, August 19:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, August 20:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Sunday, August 21:  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, August 23, 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, or the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953, or

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