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Publish Date: 8/16/2022

Special and Primary Election Early Voting Starts Now - In Person Voting Aug 23rd - Click here for more information

Special and Primary Election Early Voting Aug 13 - Aug 20

See the BOE Site for more Ballot and Election Information


Some voters in Montgomery County could be voting in two elections on August 23. Enrolled Democratic voters in the Towns of Canajoharie, Minden, Palatine, Root and St Johnsville will receive two ballots during the August elections.

The NYS Legislators have declared that the Congressional and State Senate Primary Election day is Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Governor Hochul has declared a Special Election on the same day to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Antonio Delgado as the Representative in Congress in the 19th Congressional District.

Both of these elections will have an early voting period of August 13, 2022 — August 21, 2022.

First is a Democratic Primary for the 21st Congressional District, which covers the entirety of Montgomery County. All voters registered and enrolled in the Democratic Party before July 29th are eligible to vote in this Primary Election. There are two candidates, Matt Castelli and Matt Putorti, seeking the Democratic line against Elise M. Stefanik on the Republican and Conservative party lines in the November election.

Second is the Special Election to fill the vacancy in the 19th Congressional District. This election is open to all voters who are registered, no matter their party affiliation, before August 3. Only voters who reside in the Towns of Canajoharie, Minden, Palatine, Root and St Johnsville are eligible for this election. The candidates for this election are Pat Ryan running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines and Marcus Molinaro running on the Republican and Conservative party lines. The individual elected will assume the responsibilities directly after the election and will hold office until the term expires December 31, this year.

The Election Commissioners have consolidated poll sites because of the reduced number of eligible voters during the August elections. They recommend checking the Montgomery County Board of Elections web site for more information or by calling the office at 518-853-8180. A notice to those voters impacted by the poll site changes was mailed in the weeks before the election.