The state Board of Elections has released the 2009 political calendar.
Close watchers of Town of New Paltz politics know that the real town election is at the Democratic caucus. Given the high proportion of registered Democrats, winning the nomination at the caucus is pretty much a sure bet for winning in November. Seats up this year include town supervisor, two town board seats, and highway superintendent. (Do any readers know the terms of the town clerk and town justice? They may be up too if their terms are two years.)
According to this year's calendar, the earliest possible date that the Democratic Committee can set the date is June 9th. Look here to see my earlier post about my problems with a June caucus.
Monday, May 4th is the next Democratic Committee meeting (Village Hall, 7pm) -- most likely the committee will be setting the date for the caucus. Registered Democrats can attend. I'm not going (it's my birthday!) but I will be sure to report back to Gadfly readers the next chapter in the story as soon as it is revealed...
Also -- Village residents! Check out the village board debate on Channel 23 broadcast live from Village Hall on this Friday night, goodness gracious that is May 1st already!
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