These are among the eight designs for “I Voted” stickers that Albany County residents can vote on by Sept. 6. The winning design will be printed on stickers to be given to voters on Election Day.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo board members have overseen a period of the district’s history that, between overfunding from the state and the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout, has been as auspicious as it has been challenging. 

Bridget Holohan Scally received 43 write-in votes to become Altamont’s next village justice. Scally is currently Deputy General Counsel to the New York State Department of Labor. 

The Albany County Redistricting Commission’s original submission was rejected by the county legislature in October due to what legislatures described as a possible dilution of the county’s majority-minority districts.

Early voting, which began on Saturday, Oct. 29, runs through Sunday, Nov. 6. The polls are open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The reasoning, according to a letter addressed to the Albany County Redistricting Commission by county legislature leaders, was that by adding two majority-minority districts to the county’s existing five, the communities within them might have their collective voting power diminished.

ALBANY COUNTY — “One thing that we love in the United States of America is a great underdog story …,” says Republican Alicia Purdy. “This is why we go to movies like ‘Rocky’ … We want to see the little guy win.”

ALBANY COUNTY — “I’m a voice often for the voiceless,” said Democrat Patricia Fahy who is making her sixth run to represent the 109th District in the State Assembly.

The two candidates have starkly divergent views on gun policies, abortion, and environmental issues. 

 Corie Dugas, Ted Gup, Jo Ann Mulligan

In the end, seven residents launched write-in campaigns to serve on the 11-member board, which has unpaid posts.


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