Thursday, September 13 is primary day in New York State.  This is for state and local offices, not for congressional seats, which were held in June.  Normally, primary day is held on Tuesday, but because of the Jewish holiday on September 11, the date was moved to Thursday, which is part of the election laws.

Dutchess County has a special honor this year, they were added as county that can vote early in the primary.  Polling hours for most counties in New York are from Noon to 9pm.  Expect in Erie, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester.  In those counties, the polls open at 6am and go until 9pm.  This is the first time, that Dutchess County has been added to that list.

Who’s eligible to vote in the primary?  Registered voters in party with a primary election.  Voter registration deadline has passed for the primary, that was back in August.  Still time to sign up for the general elections in November by contacting your local board of elections. 

Unsure, where your pooling place is, or if you are registered, look it up here.

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