KINGSTON, NY — Today, Sunday, June 26, is the last day that registered Democrats and Republicans can cast their ballots in early voting for the June 28 primary election.
Democrats will choose their party’s nominee for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the 103rd State Assembly race.
Republican Party voters will select candidates in the gubernatorial and state Assembly District 106 races.
In the 103rd state Assembly District, incumbent Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston will face political newcomer Sarahana Shrestha of Esopus on the party line in the November general election. The new 103rd Assembly District comprises the cities of Saugerties and Woodstock in Ulster County. , New Paltz, Kingston, Rosendale, Gardiner, Marbletown, Hurley and Ulster City. It also includes Rhinebeck and Red Hook in Dutchess County.
Three candidates are seeking the Democratic line for governor: incumbent Gov. Kathy C. Hochul, who became governor last August when Andrew Cuomo resigned amid multiple scandals; US Representative Thomas R. Suozzi of Long Island; and New York City Public Defender Jumanne D. Williams.
Running on the Democratic line for lieutenant governor are newly appointed lieutenant governor Antonio Delgado, a former congressman who replaced Brian Benjamin, who resigned in April amid a public corruption scandal; New York City Councilwoman Diana Reya; and the activist Ana María Archilla.
The winners in each of the contests will maintain the Democratic Party line in the general elections on November 8.
In state Assembly District 106, Dean Michael of Staatsburg and Brandon Craig Gaylord of Chatham are vying for the Republican line in the general election. The new Assembly District 106 comprises parts of Dutchess County, including Hyde Park, Milan, and the city of Poughkeepsie, as well as parts of Columbia County.
Four candidates are running for governor on the Republican line. They are former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino; Andrew Guiliani, son of Rudy Guiliani and former special adviser to former President Donald Trump; businessman Harry Wilson; and US Representative Lee Zeldin, R-New Meadow.
The winners in each of those contests will maintain the Republican line in the elections on November 8.
In Ulster County, voters can cast ballots from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.
The polling places in Ulster County are:
• American Legion, 26-28 Mountain Road, Shokan
• Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston
• Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center St., Ellenville
• New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz
• Saugerties Senior Center, 207 Market St., Saugerties.
In Northern Dutchess, there will be an early voting site at Rhinebeck City Hall, 80 E. Market St. Polls will be open on Sunday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.