Nu­mer­ous lo­cal races, is­sues on bal­lot to­day

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All eyes will be on the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion to­day, but there are nu­mer­ous races closer to home, as well. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here’s a look at what will be on lo­cal bal­lots.

Fed­eral of­fices

• Pres­i­dent of the United States: Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton and run­ning mate Tim Kaine; Repub­li­can Don­ald Trump wand run­ning mate Mike Pence; Jill Stein and run­ning mate Ajamu Baraka on the Green Party line; and Gary John­son and

run­ning mate Wil­liam Wedl on the Lib­er­tar­ian Party line. Clin­ton and Kaine also will ap­pear on the Work­ing Fam­i­lies and Women’s Equal­ity party lines, while Trump and Pence also will be on the Con­ser­va­tive line, and John­son and Weld also will be on the In­de­pen­dence Party line.

• U.S. Se­nate seat, New York: In­cum­bent Charles Schumer, a Demo­crat, is be­ing chal­lenged by Wendy Long, a Repub­li­can. Also on the bal­lot are Robin Lav­erne Wil­son of the Green Party and Alex Merced of the Lib­er­tar­ian Party. Schumer also holds the Work­ing Fam­i­lies, In­de­pen­dence and Women’s Equal­ity party lines, while Long also has the Con­ser­va­tive and Re­form lines.

• New York’s 19th Con­gres­sional Dis­trict: Repub­li­can John Faso and Demo­crat Ze­phyr Tea­chout are vy­ing to suc­ceed re­tir­ing U.S. Rep. Chris Gib­son, RKin­der­hook. Faso also holds the Con­ser­va­tive, In­de­pen­dence and Re­form lines, while Tea­chout has the Work­ing Fam­i­lies line.

State Assem­bly

• 101st Dis­trict: Vy­ing to

suc­ceed Repub­li­can Clau­dia Ten­ney are Ar­lene Feld­meier, a Demo­crat who also holds the Work­ing Fam­i­lies Party line; Maria Kelso, who holds the Con­ser­va­tive and Re­form lines; and Repub­li­can Brian Miller, who also holds the In­de­pen­dence Party line.

• 102nd Dis­trict: In­cum­bent Repub­li­can Peter Lopez is run­ning un­op­posed.

• 103rd Dis­trict: in­cum­bent Demo­crat Kevin Cahill is be­ing chal­lenged by Jack Hayes, an en­rolled Repub­li­can who is run­ning only on the Con­ser­va­tive Party line. Cahill also has the Work­ing Fam­i­lies Party line.

• 104th Dis­trict: In­cum­bent Demo­crat Frank Skar­ta­dos is be­ing chal­lenged by Wil­liam Banuchi Sr. Skar­ta­dos will ap­pear on the Demo­cratic, Work­ing Fam­i­lies and In­de­pen­dence lines, while Banuchi holds the Con­ser­va­tive and Re­form lines.

• 106th Dis­trict: In­cum­bent Didi Bar­rett is be­ing chal­lenged by Theresa “Terry” Sul­li­van. Bar­rett will be on the Demo­cratic, In­de­pen­dence and Work­ing Fam­i­lies party lines, while Sul­li­van will be on the Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive and Re­form lines.

State Se­nate

• 39th Dis­trict: In­cum­bent Wil­liam Larkin Jr. is

be­ing chal­lenged by Christo­pher Eachus. Larkin holds the Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive, In­de­pen­dence and Re­form lines, while Eachus has the Demo­cratic, Work­ing Fam­i­lies and Women’s Equal­ity lines.

• 41st Dis­trict: In­cum­bent Sue Serino is be­ing chal­lenged by Terry Gip­son, who she un­seated two years ago. Serino will be on the Repub­li­can, In­de­pen­dence, Con­ser­va­tive and Re­form lines, while Gip­son will be on the Demo­cratic, Work­ing Fam­i­lies, Green and Women’s Equal­ity lines.

• 42nd Dis­trict: In­cum­bent John Bonacic is be­ing chal­lenged by Pramilla Mal­ick. Bonacic will be on the Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive, In­de­pen­dence and Re­form lines, while Mal­ick will be on the Demo­cratic line.

• 46th Dis­trict: in­cum­bent Ge­orge Ame­dore is be­ing chal­lenged by Sara Nic­coli. Ame­dore will be on the Repub­li­can, In­de­pen­dence, Con­ser­va­tive, Re­form and Green lines, while Nic­coli holds the Demo­cratic, Work­ing Fam­i­lies and Women’s Equal­ity lines.

• 51st Dis­trict: In­cum­bent James Se­ward is fac­ing a chal­lenge from Jer­maine Bag­nall-Gra­ham. Se­ward will be on the Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive, In­de­pen­dence and Re­form lines, while Bag­nall-Gra­ham has the Demo­cratic

and Women’s Equal­ity Party lines.

State Supreme Court

• Third Dis­trict: An­drew Cere­sia and Michael Mackey are un­op­posed in seek­ing two seats. Both men will be on the Demo­cratic, Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive, and In­de­pen­dence lines on the bal­lot.

• Ninth Dis­trict: Linda S. Jamieson, Janet S. Malone and Thomas E. Walsh II are un­op­posed in seek­ing three seats. All three can­di­dates will be on the Demo­cratic, Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive, Work­ing Fam­i­lies and In­de­pen­dence lines.

Ul­ster County

• Fam­ily Court lo­ca­tion: Vot­ers will also be asked whether Fam­ily Court should move from its leased lo­ca­tion at 16 Lu­cas Ave. in the city of Kingston to the county-owned Busi­ness Re­source Cen­ter on Ul­ster Av­enue in the town of Ul­ster.

• Sur­ro­gate’s Court: A judge will be elected from among three can­di­dates — Sharon Graff on the Work­ing Fam­i­lies, Women’s Equal­ity and Green lines; Peter Mat­era on the Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive, In­de­pen­dence and Re­form lines; and Sara McGinty will be on the Demo­cratic line.

City of Kingston

• City Court judge: In­cum­bent Demo­crat Philip Kirschner is run­ning un­op­posed for re-elec­tion.

Ul­ster County towns

• Eso­pus: Deputy Su­per­vi­sor Kathie Quick and Jared Geuss are com­pet­ing to serve one year on the Town Board. Quick will be on the Demo­cratic, Green and Work­ing Fam­i­lies lines, while Geuss will be on the Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive and In­de­pen­dence lines.

• Gar­diner: A propo­si­tion on the bal­lot will ask whether the high­way su­per­in­ten­dent’s term should be ex­tended from two years to four.

• Har­den­burgh,: Town Jus­tice Thomas En­gel, a Repub­li­can, is un­op­posed in his bid for re-elec­tion.

• Marl­bor­ough: Town Jus­tice Michael Kraiza, a Repub­li­can, is un­op­posed in his bid for re-elec­tion.

• New Paltz: Propo­si­tions on the bal­lot will ask vot­ers whether the terms of the town su­per­vi­sor and high­way su­per­in­ten­dent should be four years in­stead of the cur­rent two.

• Olive: High­way Su­per­in­ten­dent Brian Burns is run­ning un­op­posed for re-elec­tion on the Demo­cratic, Repub­li­can and Con­ser­va­tive lines.

• Sauger­ties: A propo­si­tion on the bal­lot will ask vot­ers whether to in­crease the high­way su­per­in­ten­dent’s term from two years to four. Also, Town Jus­tice Clau­dia An­dreassen is run­ning un­op­posed for re-elec­tion on the Demo­cratic and In­de­pen­dence lines.

• Shan­daken: Vot­ers will be asked whether the town should in­crease its an­nual con­tri­bu­tion for the Phoeni­cia Li­brary bud­get by $68,000, to a to­tal of $162,000. Also, Janet Klugiewicz is run­ning un­op­posed for elec­tion as town as­ses­sor on the Demo­cratic line.

• In Shawan­gunk, Joseph LoCicero is run­ning un­op­posed to serve one year as high­way su­per­in­ten­dent. He will be on the Repub­li­can line.

N. Dutchess towns

• Pine Plains: No one will be on the bal­lot in the race for town as­ses­sor, so the job will go to a write-in can­di­date. No po­lit­i­cal party nom­i­nated a can­di­date for the job, but cur­rent As­ses­sor Robert Cordella, a Repub­li­can, is ask­ing town res­i­dents to vote for him.

• Rhinebeck: Res­i­dents will vote on $107,000 in pro­posed tax­payer fund­ing of the Mor­ton Me­mo­rial Li­brary, an in­crease of $30,000, or 39 per­cent, over this year’s to­tal.

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