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VOTE! Election Day Tuesday Nov. 2 or Vote Early

DUTCHESS COUNTY EARLY VOTING:
  • Saturday October 23: 10am-3pm
  • Sunday October 24: 9am-2pm
  • Monday October 25: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday October 26: Noon –8pm
  • Wednesday October 27: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday October 28: Noon-8pm
  • Friday October 29: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday October 30: 10am-3pm
  • Sunday October 31: 9am-2pm

CLOSEST EARLY VOTING LOCATION: Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E Market St, Rhinebeck


OTHER EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS: Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Route 52, Fishkill; Boardman Road Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie; Cornell Cooperative Center, 2715 US-44, Millbrook; Mid Hudson Library Auditorium, 103 Market St, Poughkeepsie


MEET YOUR RED HOOK CANDIDATES click names for more info

DUTCHESS COUNTY CANDIDATES

Supreme Court Judge Candidates 2021

SUPREME COURT CANDIDATES: NYS DISTRICT 9 (5 OPEN SEATS)

Very important! Don’t forget to vote also for these great Democratic Supreme Court Judicial Candidates: Attorney Thomas Davis, Judge Robert Berliner, Judge Christie D’Alessio, Attorney James Hyer, and Judge Thomas Quinones


SIX PROPOSITIONS on the ballot this year:

Proposal 1: Amending the New York State Redistricting Process

  • Freezes the number of Senators at 63; historically, Senate Republicans have changed the number each ten years for their political benefit.
  • Amends procedures for redrawing congressional and state legislative districts, no longer requiring approval from a commissioner appointed by each legislative leader; moves up the deadline for submission of maps to provide more time before the election. Deletes several obsolete provisions deemed unconstitutional. 

Proposal 2: New York Environmental Bill of Rights

  • Establishes the constitutional right of each person to clean air, clean water and a healthful environment. This gives greater legal recourse to New Yorkers combating pollution and other hazards.

Proposal 3: Same-Day Voter Registration

  • Currently, voter registration ends ten days before an election. This proposal allows for same-day voter registration as in 20 other states.

Proposal 4: Authorizing No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Voting

  • Eliminates New York’s requirement that voters provide a reason for requesting an absentee ballot: illness, physical disability or being absent from their home county on Election Day. Allows any registered voter can vote absentee. This flexibility exists in 30 other states. (Five more have all-mail elections.)

Proposal 5: Increasing Jurisdiction of New York City Civil Court

  • Increases the NYC Civil Court’s jurisdiction by allowing it to hear claims for up to $50,000 instead of the current $25,000 limit. This threshold has not been adjusted since 1983, despite inflation. Raising it would ease pressure on the state Supreme Court, which currently hears claims over $25,000 and faces severe backlogs.

Proposal 6 (Dutchess Specific): Republicans Propose to “Downsize” the Legislature and Give Themselves a Re-do on the Redistricting Commission

  • Republicans pushed this through the county legislature in July over the unanimous protest of Democratic legislators, after the County Attorney’s office illegally declared the Independent Reapportionment Committee “disbanded” (no authority cited; court case pending).
  • Republicans also propose to shrink the legislature from 25 to 21, adding about 2550 people to each district. The chair submitted this proposal on the last possible day before a vote; justifications have been “it’s good government,” “it would save money,” and “other counties are doing it.” 
  • Discussion about this took place almost entirely behind closed doors in the Republican caucus room. Draw your own conclusions.

re Delgado 2022 election challenge, clearly Delgado is the best choice:

“As promised, Antonio Delgado has fought for our region day in and day out and achieved meaningful results. He has held 63 town halls and crisscrossed all 11 counties in our upstate district many times over. He has had 12 bills signed into law under Democratic and Republican administrations and secured over $400 million in direct support for our counties, towns and villages. He looks forward to continuing that work every single day.”


Join us: RH Dems meet every month

We meet 4th Tuesday each month, 7-8pm (online via Zoom): Join our e-list to get the Zoom link. Meetings will be at the Elmendorph Inn when possible later this year.


Who we are

This is the official site of the Red Hook Democratic Committee, part of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee, representing Democratic registered voters and residents in the Town of Red Hook, including the Villages of Red Hook and Tivoli and the hamlets of Barrytown, Annandale-on-Hudson and Upper Red Hook.

Our primary goals include: registering and educating local voters, and helping elect progressive, community-minded leaders in Red Hook as well as our NY State Senate District 41, NY State Assembly District 103 and US Congressional District 19.

We’re also working on developing a Red Hook Dems party platform–if you’d like to participate contact us.