Q: Trixie, what elections are happening this year, what are these positions, and didn’t we just have an election?
A: Good question!
There are three city-wide elections – everyone in every ward votes.
City-wide elections are:
- Mayor (no Primary)
- City Treasurer (no Primary)
- Common Council President (Democratic Primary)
County Supervisor – There is one County Supervisor per City ward. The County Supervisor represents their Hudson City ward on the county level. County Supervisors vote on county-wide legislation. County Supervisors are elected by the residents of their ward. Some wards, such as the Fourth, have a Democratic Primary this year.
Aldermen – There are TWO Alderman per ward; they represent your ward on the City of Hudson’s Common Council. You can place two votes, for two out of three candidates for Alderman, in the primary elections. Here’s a copy of the sample ballot. The top two Democratic Alderman candidates will go on to the General Election on November 7th.
City elections happen every two years. The PRIMARIES this year are on Tuesday, September 12. This year, many of the primaries will determine the who will be elected in the General Election on November 7th.
City elections are often won or lost by just a few handful of votes – sometimes as few as six! Your vote is important. Your vote counts!
Q: Trix, what about the schools?
A: That’s the School Board, and not the City’s Common Council.