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BLOG: Voters preparing for local elections

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Ken Tingley

It’s the time of year when local citizens ask the important question: “So who do I have to vote for this year.”

Election Day this year is centered on elections. I’ve always felt they are probably more important and have more of an impact on our daily lives than national and state elections. Sadly, voters don’t feel the same way, and the voting turnout shows it.

The only regional race is a Supreme Court judge race where it is always hard to decipher which candidates are best because of the limitations on campaigning.

Locally, Warren County has a sheriff’s race, but after Jim LaFarr won the Republican primary, his opponent dropped out and stopped campaigning.

There are a couple of Town Board seats up for grabs in Queensbury and five candidates are running for four county supervisor seats.

In Glens Falls, there are four seats for county supervisor being contested in each ward.

There are also supervisor races in Chester, Dresden, Fort Edward, Greenwich, Hague, Johnsburg Salem, Thurman, White Creek and Wilton.

We hope to do stories on all the supervisor races before Election Day, so if you are looking for information on the candidates, you could check our site on

We’ve also been making endorsements on a dozen or so races across the region.

If you are interested in seeing how we reacted to our interviews of the candidates, you can check out all the endorsements on

Keep in mind that you can also vote early this year for the first time. For more information on early voting, check here.

Ken Tingley is the editor of The Post-Star and may be reached via email at  His blog  “The Front Page” discusses issues about newspapers and journalism. You can also follow him on Twitter at



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Voter turnout in Warren County was generally around 25 percent on Tuesday.

The towns of Thurman and Hague were the only two towns with a turnout over 50 percent. Thurman saw 453 of its 799 (56.7%) registered voters go to the polls during a contentious supervisor race, while Hague saw 305 of its 590 registered voters (51.7%) turn out as Edna Frasier won another term as supervisor.

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