Kent NY Democrats
Think nationally, vote locally.
- Kent Democratic Committee’s first JUNE PICNIC.
Saturday, June 11, 12 – 3 pm.
Putnam County Veterans’ Memorial Park – Upper Park.
Rain or shine – under the 4-H pavilion.
Picnic type food – barbecue, salads, hot and cold drinks.
Games for children and adults. Meet candidates and elected officials. Make new friends.
Suggested minimum donation $10 per person, children free.
RSVP to KentNYDemocrats@gmail.com or
donate in advance at KentNYDemocrats.org.
(All donations received at this time will be considered Picnic reservations as well.)
- Our 2022 Candidates
- Sean Patrick Maloney Discusses Upcoming Elections with Putnam Executive Committee
News and Notes
New Absentee Ballot Procedure
Due to a 2022 change in the election in law, New York State voters are no longer permitted to cast a ballot on a voting machine if they have already been issued an absentee ballot for that election. Voters who have already been issued an absentee ballot can still vote in person using an affidavit ballot. The affidavit ballot will be kept separate until the election is completed. Election officials will verify whether the voter’s absentee ballot has been received. If the voter’s absentee ballot has been received, the affidavit ballot will not be counted. If the voter’s absentee ballot has not been received, the affidavit ballot will be counted.
If a voter requests a second absentee ballot, any previously issued absentee ballot that is returned by the voter will be set aside unopened to provide the voter a chance to return the second ballot, unless the first ballot has already been opened. If both ballots are received before the return deadline, the ballot with the later postmark date is accepted and any other ballots that have been received are rejected unless the first ballot has already been opened. If a voter submits more than one timely absentee ballot and cast an affidavit ballot, the last received ballot, either submitted in person during the election or by mail within the absentee return deadline, will be canvassed.