Want to vote in House election? Make sure you’re registered

POTENTIAL voters in New York’s 20th Congressional District are reminded they should confirm their voter registration or register soon if they want to be eligible to cast ballots in the upcoming special election.

A special election is to be held in the near future — though a date has not been set — to pick a successor to Rep. Kirtsen Gillibrand, who was appointed last month to the U.S. Senate.

Registration by mail is required no less than 25 days before an election to be eligible to vote. Voters may register in person at their county Board of Elections until 10 days before an election.

The candidates for the 20th District seat are Republican James Tedisco of Schenectady and Democrat Scott Murphy of Glens Falls.

The 20th Congressional District comprises parts or all of 10 counties from Northern Dutchess to the Adirondacks. Locally, the district includes all of Greene and Columbia counties and the Dutchess County towns of Amenia, Clinton, Hyde Park, LaGrange, North East, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Stanford, Union Vale and Washington.