Albany County, NYTimes Union

Slim turnout for first day of early voting in Capital Region

It was a quiet day for early voting in the Capital Region ahead of the primary election June 22. Albany County charted the most voters at its seven voting locations, particularly in Albany and Guilderland, where there are contested elections. In all there were 159 voters, said Kathy Donovan, one of the two Democratic commissioners with the county's Board of Elections.
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Early voting underway for NY's primary election

New York’s primary election is June 22 and early voting is now underway. NewsChannel 13 has been following the ongoing controversy in Rensselaer County, where earlier this week a judge ordered the Board of Elections to add another polling site in Troy. The county is appealing that ruling. Reed English...
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Rensselaer County,

Early voting in Rensselaer County undergoes changes amid lawsuit

Early voting for the June primary begins Saturday, and people in Rensselaer County now have new spots to cast their votes. This, as Attorney General Letitia James moves forward with a lawsuit alleging the county's previous locations kept residents from having equal opportunities to vote. Two voting locations will be...

Rensselaer County, NYS AG's Office battle over early voting locations

TROY, NY (WRGB) — Early voting begins Saturday, but in Rensselaer County, controversy is brewing over early voting locations. The Troy NAACP is hosting a rally at 1 p.m. outside of the Rensselaer County Board of Elections in response to the board not yet having selected early voting locations after a judge ruled Monday that the three previous locations were too remote and was not equally accessible to people of color and those living in the inner city of Troy.
Ulster County, NYDaily Freeman

Early voting in primaries starts Saturday; several races in Ulster County

Primaries that start Saturday with early voting include Ulster County Legislature Chairman David Donaldson being challenged for the Democratic nomination in Legislature District 6 by Philip Erner. Donaldson, D-Kingston, is the longest-serving member of the Legislature. He last faced a primary challenge in 2011. The winners of the primaries will...
Rensselaer County, NYTroy Record

Rensselaer County Board of Elections provides update on early voting

TROY, N.Y. — The Rensselaer County Board of Elections released a statement on Friday regarding early voting in the county. According to Commissioner Jason Schofield and Commissioner Edward McDonough, early voting for the June 22, primary election in Rensselaer County will proceed as planned and as filed with the State Board of Elections, beginning June 12, through June 20.
Albany, NYNY1

Sheehan faces Faust in Albany Democratic mayoral primary

Democratic voters in Albany can begin casting ballots on Saturday in a primary race between two-term incumbent Mayor Kathy Sheehan and challenger Valerie Faust. Sheehan is pointing to presiding over job-creating projects over the last eight years, like at the Port of Albany and plans to construct wind turbines in the city. She also points to growth in the tax base, a challenge given so much of Albany is on state property.

The Guilderland GOP does not represent Republican voters

When I decided that I was going to run in the 2021 Guilderland Town Board elections, specifically to challenge the current Democratic town supervisor, Peter Barber, I was enthusiastic. We had witnessed a contentious election in which there are still many grievances among Trump’s base. The question is: Do we go back to Paul Ryan conservatism or move forward with Trumpism? Election, Trump versus McConnell, who wins? There’s your answer. This is a perfect time to run, I thought.
Rensselaer County, NYTimes Union

Court keeps Rensselaer County's early voting plan in place

ALBANY — An appeals court has rejected the state attorney general's request for an injunction that would have required Rensselaer County's Board of Elections to choose new polling places for early voting while the board appeals a lower court's ruling that its plan for early voting violated state law. In...

Candidate Drops Out Of Albany Common Council Race, Endorses Romero

A candidate for the 6th Ward Albany Common Council seat has dropped out of the race. Richard-Olivier Marius says he has shut down his campaign and is endorsing Gabriella Romero. Richard Conti, elected in 1997, is one of five senior Albany Common Council members who are not running for another term this year.