There are a number of positions in Colonie and Albany County that are not challenged this year or that were decided by the June primary.
There are others that are technically contested but an overwhelming majority enjoyed by the Democratic Party in Albany County makes them predictable.
This year is the first time New York state will allow early voting and there will be one polling place per about 50,000 registered voters. It will begin on Saturday, Oct. 26 and run through Sunday, Nov. 3. Election Day proper is Tuesday, Nov. 5. No votes will be counted, as per state law, prior to the polls closing at 9 p.m. on Nov. 5
In Albany County there are six early voting sites, two of them are in Colonie.
Registered voters living in town Election Districts 1-6, 31, 35-59 and 61 can vote at the Boght Community Fire Department located at 8 Preston Drive, Cohoes. Those living in Election Districts 7-30, 32-34 and 60 can vote at Lisha Kill Reformed Church located at 2131 Central Ave.
Polls are open on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Oct. 28 from noon to 8 p.m.; Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 30 from noon to 8 p.m.; Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To find your Election District visit the Albany County Board of Elections website or call 518-487-5060.
Also appearing on the ballot are:
• County Executive: Dan McCoy is running unopposed
• Sheriff: Craig Apple is running unopposed
• Three seats on the state Supreme Court, Third Judicial District: John Eagan, Michael Lynch and Justin Corcoran are running on the Democratic line and Linda Bloom Johnson is running on the Republican and Conservative lines. Eagan and Lynch also have the Republican and other minor party lines.
• Albany County Comptroller: Susan Rizzo is running on the Democratic Party line, David Yule has the Republican Party endorsement and Darius Shahinfar is running on the Independence and Working Families Party line.
• Albany County Court Judge: Andra Ackerman will have the Democratic and Independence Party lines while Holly Trexler will be running on the Independence Party line.
• Two seats on the Albany County Family Court: Sherri Brooks and Amy Joyce will have the Democratic and Working Families Party lines while William Andrews will appear on the Conservative Party line.
• Two Albany County coroners: Timothy Cavanaugh and John Keegan will be on the Democratic, Conservative and Working Families Party lines while Scott Milo and Debora Bush will have the Republican Party line.
• Albany County coroner (one seat to fill a vacancy): Antonio Sturges will be on the Democratic Party line and William Keal will be on the Republican Party line.
• Colonie Town Clerk: Republican Julie Gansle is running unopposed
• Colonie Town Court Judge: Peter Crummey is running unopposed.
• Albany County Legislature District 14: Incumbent Democrat Alison McLean Lane will run unopposed
• Albany County Legislature District 19: Incumbent Republican Todd Drake will run on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines while Timothy Nichols will run on the Working Families Party line.
• Albany County Legislature District 20: Incumbent Democrat David Mayo will run unopposed.
• Albany County Legislature District 21: Republican Jennifer Whalen will run unopposed.
• Albany County Legislature District 23: Incumbent Republican Paul Burgdorf will run unopposed.
• Albany County Legislature District 27: Incumbent Republican Frank Mauriello will run unopposed
• Albany County Legislature District 24: Nathan Bruschi will have the Democratic, Working Families, SAM and Independence Party lines while Jeff LaMountain will have the Republican, Conservative and Green Party lines.