Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012!
WHERE TO VOTE
Find your polling site on the Voter Registration Search
St Luke's Church (Rec Center Entrance on Rector St) :: 850 Wolcott Ave [NEW]
Tompkins Hose Co. (Route 9D Entrance) :: 13 South Ave
Rombout School (Gym Entrance) :: 84 Matteawan Rd
Forrestal School (Main Entrance) :: 125 Liberty St
Memorial Building (Teller Ave Entrance) :: 413 Main St [CLOSED]
If you know your ward and election district, then refer to this list for your polling place:
- WARD 1, District 1 @ Tompkins Hose
- WARD 1, District 2 @ Rombout School
- WARD 2, District 1 @ Tompkins Hose
- WARD 2, District 2 @ Tompkins Hose
- WARD 2, District 3 @ Tompkins Hose
- WARD 3, District 1 @ Rombout School
- WARD 3, District 2 @ Forrestal School
- WARD 3, District 3 @ Rombout School
- WARD 4, District 1 @ St. Luke's Church
- WARD 4, District 2 @ St. Luke's Church
If you do NOT know your ward and election district, then identify your polling site on the Voter Registration Search.
If you do NOT know your ward and cannot access the Voter Registration Search, then you can locate your residence on this Beacon Ward Map. Each polling area is marked 30-X-Y, where X is the ward number and Y is the election district number.
Open from 6 AM to 9 PM.
WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT?
Vote 411 Election Information
Contested races for:
US Congress District 18 [Newly Redistricted!]
NY Senate District 41
NY Assembly District 104
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was to issue an executive order allowing voters displaced by the storm to vote using an affidavit ballot at any poll site in New York State.
The Howland Cultural Center and Miss Vickie's Music announce the Festival of the First Peoples to run between November 2 and November 25, 2012. Click here for an extensive rundown of events.
The city's Halloween celebration will proceed as normal this evening. Curfew information:
The City of Beacon is instituting a curfew on Oct 30th and 31st from 9pm-6am for all individuals under the age of 18. Any individuals age 18 or under will be taken home by the police or brought to the police station for pick up by an adult 21 years or older. In addition Beacon residents who wish to participate in trick-or-treating should leave their outside lights on, and those residents not wishing to participate should leave their outside lights off. We ask that trick-or-treaters respect these rules so that all may have a safe and happy Halloween.
Chief of Police
The following dry ice and water distribution locations and times have been established for Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
· Newburgh Home Depot, 1220 Route 300, Newburgh NY 12550 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
· Fishkill Home Depot at the Dutchess Mall, 450 Route 9, Fishill NY 12524 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
· Eltings Corners Central Hudson facility, Corner of Route 299 and South St, Town of Lloyd, 12528 (directly opposite Lowe’s Home Improvement Store) 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
· Accord Fire Department, 22 Main Street, Accord, NY 12404 12 noon through 6 p.m.
· Poughkeepsie Home Depot, 3470 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (across from Marist College) 12 noon through 6 p.m.
· Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock NY 12498 12 noon through 6 p.m.
Central Hudson will be distributing dry ice in the Home Depot parking lot at the old Dutchess Mall from 11 to 6 today.
The State of Emergency in the City of Beacon has been lifted as of 9:00 a.m., October 30, 2012. City officials still urge caution due to continued high winds.
BEACON, NY- As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in southern New Jersey, The City of Beacon Office of Emergency Management, is urging all residents to stay in their homes and shelter in place. This storm is producing sustained high winds of 20-30 miles per hour with gusts in excess of 60 miles per hourwith wind driven rain, which may result in flash flooding of low lying areas. All residents living in these areas are urged to makepreparations for this possible event.
Due to the high winds and the possibility of large scale power outage, Effective at 8:00 pm tonight Randy Casale, Mayor of the City of Beacon, has declared a State of Emergency until further notice. We ask that all residents stay off the streets and stay in the safety of their homes until the storm passes. This is a VERY dangerous storm, City of Beacon Emergency Officials are monitoring the situation closely are prepared to respond. This storm is producing high winds and coupled with the saturated ground, trees and limbs are likely to fall taking down power lines with them.
Please remember that in the event you find wires down, DO NOT APPROACH OR TOUCH the wires, keep at least 30 feet away and dial 911.
In the event you are unable to stay in your home, a shelter has been opened in the City of Beacon High School, located at 101 Matteawan Road. This shelter is a Red Cross Shelter and will be open from 6:00 pm until further notice.
The City of Beacon Office of Emergency Management has an information line and can be reached at (845) 838-5081 for any updates this line is for information only and in the event of an emergency please dial 911. You may also get updates on channel 22 and the web at www.cityofbeacon.org.
The Emergency Management staff will continue to provideupdates as they become available.
A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the City of Beacon effective at 8:00 P.M., October 29, 2012.
This State of Emergency has been declared due to strong winds and heavy rain resulting from Hurricane Sandy. This situation threatens the public safety.
This State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order.
City of Beacon Emergency Officials are monitoring Hurricane Sandy closely and are prepared to respond. We will provide updates as necessary regarding the storm via the Emergency Operation Center hot line at 845-838-5081, Channel 22 and our website: www.cityofbeacon.org. Please only call the Police Department in the event of an emergency at 831-4111. For Fire or Medical Emergencies please dial 911.
Please be advised the City of Beacon now has an Emergency Operation Center Phone line. You can call this line during the event of an emergency to receive information.