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Delaware County Party Affiliations

Data from Delaware County Board of Elections

BLK = No affiliation

CON = Conservative

DEM = Democrat

IND = Independence

REP = Republican

 

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By Village/Town

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Summary of Delaware County Election Results (UNOFFICIAL)

PROPOSAL NUMBER ONE, A QUESTION (Vote for 1)

 

YES

1,153

*NO

8,688

   

PROPOSAL NUMBER TWO, AN AMENDMENT (Vote for 1)

 

*YES

7,408

NO

2,346

   

PROPOSAL NUMBER THREE, AN AMENDMENT (Vote for 1)

 

*YES

5,376

NO

4,267

 

Following is a summary of the contested races.

 

ANDES RACES

 

MEMBER OF COUNCIL (Vote for 2)

 

*R. Dale Cole (DEM, MW)

253

*Ritchie L. Gabriel (REP)

314

John A. Ciccone (DEM, NCP)

125

James V. Lepore Jr. (REP)

73

William Duke (MSP)

173

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Every twenty years New Yorkers have a chance to convene a state Constitutional Convention, or “Con Con” as it’s known in political circles. This is one of those years, and the Delaware County Democratic Committee joins a vast nonpartisan coalition in urging a NO vote on the issue this November.

While those in favor of a convention say it’s a rare chance to enact provisions that lawmakers have been unwilling or unable to legislate, there’s a far greater chance that existing provisions and protections will be weakened or removed. These include a woman’s right to choose, the right to collective bargaining, public pension benefits, anti-discrimination laws, environmental protections and other guarantees currently under assault by well-financed extremist groups from both inside and outside the state.

If voters approve Con Con this November, next year a total of 204 delegates will be elected statewide—3 from each of the 63 senatorial districts, and 15 at-large. These same extremist groups are expected to spend huge sums of money to elect those delegates (historically, sitting lawmakers and career politicians) who can be counted on to further their agenda.

While voters would have the final say on any proposed changes to the constitution, a convention in today’s political climate promises to be contentious, polarizing, costly to taxpayers, and not worth the risk. Don’t be conned by Con Con. Vote NO on a Constitutional Convention this November 7.

NYS Absentee Ballots

Absentees have arrived and will be mailed today to anyone who has submitted an application.

We have sample ballots available in our office. They should be up on our website (www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/elec) by Friday.

 

Paula Schermerhorn

Democratic Deputy Commissioner

Delaware County Board of Elections

607-832-5321 General Calls

607-832-5483 Direct line

Tri-County Women's Coalition

Activist Events: Otsego/Congressional District 19 –Week 35 October 2-9 
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THIS WEEK GUNS, GUNS, GUNS –go to TO DO LIST below

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CitizenActionNY.org Upcoming Events

Program on Proposed Constitutional Convention: Mark Your Calendar—October 18, 5 PM

        The public is invited to an important program on the proposed Constitutional Convention on Wednesday, October 18th from 5 PM-6:30 PM in Le Café, Morris, SUNY Oneonta.

      Program sponsors include UUP Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta Department of Secondary Education and Educational Technology, Hartwick College Education Department, Oneonta Area for Public Education, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Teachers Association, UUP Cobleskill, Tri-County Women's Coalition, SUNY Oneonta History Department, Sidney Teacher Association, SUNY Oneonta Political Science Department, SUNY Oneonta Department of Africana & Latino Studies, Sherburne-Earlville Teachers Association,  SUNY Oneonta Sociology Department, Sidney Teachers Association, Cobleskill-Richmondville Teachers' Association, Norwich Educators Organization, Morris Teachers Association, and Bainbridge-Guilford Teachers Association.

      The New York State Constitution establishes our fundamental rights as citizens of this state. These include rights to a free public education, health care, collective bargaining, environmental protections, pension security, and many other basic protections.  Come learn about and discuss the rights we currently have, potential threats to those rights, popular issues motivating convention supporters, who is likely to serve as delegates to a NYS Constitutional Convention, and the groups involved in convention lobbying.

       The panel will include New York State Senator James Seward; State UUP President Fred Kowal; Tyra A. Olstad, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, SUNY Oneonta; and Elizabeth Bloom, Chair, Education Department, Hartwick College. UUP Oneonta Chapter President and SUNY Oneonta History Professor Bill Simons will moderate the discussion. A questions-and-answer session will follow the panelists’ remarks.  Admission is free, and the event is open to all. Additional details about the program will follow. 

New York's 19th Congressional District election, 2018

From https://ballotpedia.org

All U.S. congressional districts, including the 19th Congressional District of New York, are holding elections in 2018.

Candidate Filing Deadline

Primary Election

General Election

Pending

Pending

November 6, 2018

Primary: A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level elections that take place prior to a general election. New York utilizes a closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John Faso (R), who was first elected in 2016.

New York's 19th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties and parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties.[7]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you notice a missing candidate, please email us the name and we will add it. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page. Incumbents are assumed to be running for re-election until they say otherwise.

Primary candidates

 Democrats

Withdrew


 Republicans

 

Race background

New York's 19th District was listed as one of the DCCC's initial targets in 2018.[17]

Incumbent John Faso was included as one of the initial members of the NRCC's Patriot Program in 2018.[18]

District history

2016

See also: New York's 19th Congressional District election, 2016

New York's 19th Congressional District was a battleground district in 2016. Incumbent Chris Gibson (R), who began serving in Congress in 2011, chose not to seek re-election in 2016, leaving the seat open. John Faso (R) defeated Zephyr Teachout (D) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Faso defeated Andrew Heaney in the Republican primary, while Teachout defeated Will Yandik to win the Democratic nomination. The primary elections took place on June 28, 2016.[19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

[hide]U.S. House, New York District 19 General Election, 2016

Party

Candidate

Vote %

Votes

    

Republican

John Faso

54.1%

166,171

    

Democratic

Zephyr Teachout

45.9%

141,224

Total Votes

307,395

Source: New York Board of Elections

 

[hide]U.S. House, New York, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2016

Candidate

Vote %

Votes

Zephyr Teachout

71.3%

13,801

Will Yandik

28.7%

5,561

Total Votes

19,362

Source: New York State Board of Elections

 

[hide]U.S. House, New York, District 19 Republican Primary, 2016

Candidate

Vote %

Votes

John Faso

67.5%

10,922

Andrew Heaney

32.5%

5,253

Total Votes

16,175

Source: New York State Board of Elections

2014

See also: New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 19th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Chris Gibson(R) defeated Sean Eldridge (D) in the general election.

[hide]U.S. House, New York District 19 General Election, 2014

Party

Candidate

Vote %

Votes

    

Republican

Chris Gibson Incumbent

62.6%

131,594

    

Democratic

Sean Eldridge

34.5%

72,470

    

N/A

Blank/Void/Scattering

3%

6,287

Total Votes

210,351

Source: New York State Board of Elections

See also

Footnotes

  1. Jump up↑ Cook Political Report, "2018 House Race Ratings," accessed September 6, 2017
  2. Jump up↑ Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2018 House," accessed September 6, 2017
  3. Jump up↑ Inside Elections, "House Ratings," accessed September 6, 2017
  4. Jump up↑ National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Jump up↑ Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Jump up↑ Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Jump up↑ New York Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  8. Jump up↑ Jeff Beals for Congress, "Home," accessed June 28, 2017
  9. Jump up↑ Steven Brisee for Congress, "Home," accessed April 9, 2017
  10. Jump up↑ HudsonValley.com, "Woodstock attorney, ordained deacon is eighth Democrat to run for Congress in NY-19," June 13, 2017
  11. Jump up↑ Antonio Delgado for Congress, "Home," accessed June 29, 2017
  12. Jump up↑ Brian Flynn for Congress, "Home," accessed April 9, 2017
  13. Jump up↑ Gareth Rhodes for Congress, "Home," accessed June 29, 2017
  14. Jump up↑ Pat Ryan for Congress, "VoteVets endorses Army Veteran, Entrepreneur, Kingston-Native Pat Ryan in New York’s 19th District," June 19, 2017
  15. Jump up↑ Sue Sullivan for Congress, "Home," accessed June 29, 2017
  16. Jump up↑ Timesunion, "Sue Sullivan bows out of Congressional race against Faso," September 25, 2017
  17. Jump up↑ DCCC, "House Democrats Playing Offense," January 30, 2017
  18. Jump up↑ The Washington Post, "Republicans believe these 10 House incumbents will face the toughest campaigns of 2018," February 15, 2017
  19. Jump up↑ Federal Election Commission, "Details for Committee ID: C00580431," accessed July 8, 2015
  20. Jump up↑ Poughkeepsie Journal, "Zephyr Teachout will run in 19th Congressional District," January 25, 2016
  21. Jump up↑ Daily KOS, "Morning Digest: Republican covers up actual straight sex scandal with fake gay sex scandal," August 10, 2015
  22. Jump up↑ Faso for Congress, "About," accessed August 12, 2015
  23. Jump up↑ Daily Freeman, "Assemblyman Pete Lopez drops out of 19th Congressional District race," January 11, 2016
  24. Jump up↑ New York State Board of Elections, "Filings received for the 2016 Primary Election," accessed May 15, 2016
  25. Jump up↑ Politico, "New York House Races Results," June 28, 2016

Full page at https://ballotpedia.org/New_York%27s_19th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

New Paltz Democrats give up caucus in favor of a primary

From hudsonvalleyone.com

New Paltz Democrats give up caucus in favor of a primary

 

 

 

 

This year, the New Paltz Democrats are ending the tradition of caucusing to choose their candidates in favor of a primary, to be held September 12.

Caucuses are a grand political tradition, providing an intimate democratic experience. Candidates make their pitches to anyone who shows up. Votes are cast and tallied. Participation generally requires availability for two or three hours in an evening.

Local Democraic committee members feel that the caucus process disenfranchises voters. With Democratic registration outstripping all others in New Paltz, and most voters following the party line in November, they contend, town elections are decided by a few hundred voters with time on their hands.

 

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DELHI CANDIDATES FORUM ON YOUTUBE

From seedsofdemocracy.org

For those of you who couldn’t make it, or those who could but would like to review what you heard, a video of the Candidates Forum that was held in Delhi on August 26th is now online. It is in two parts. Part 1 is the candidate statements and moderator questions; Part 2 is the audience Q&A.

Part 1:

 

Part 2:

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