“To meet the challenges of the present and shape a better future for Rhinebeck” introduces the 2013 platform of Rhinebeck Democrats, a newly-released statement of principles adopted by the Rhinebeck Democratic Committee on which the Party’s candidates will stand in the forthcoming November Town elections.
Our platform is a broad, innovative declaration of progressive policy and is intended as affirmative common ground on which to bring all concerned Rhinebeck residents together in the election ahead. Divided among sections entitled Responsible Stewardship, Innovative Governance, Government Transparency, Community Services and Programs and Environmental Protection, the platform presents a positive political program aimed at the issues that we as Rhinebeck citizens and residents face today and will need to address in the years ahead.
Read the full text here.
Below are the statistics for voter enrollment in Dutchess County, courtesy of Fran Knapp, Democratic Elections Commissioner for Dutchess County. There are almost 10% more Democrats registered than Republicans, with Republican enrollment slipping 297 registrations since 2011 data. The Democratic Party had a net gain of more than 1,000 registrations, in part due to a big registration drive in the City of Poughkeepsie this past year. Voter registration overall went up by more than 3,300 votes. The Independence Party (with likely many registrants incorrectly thinking this is "No Party Affiliation") grew by almost 10%.
Please help new neighbors and those turning 18 to register. For information on voter registration and down-loadable registration forms, please CLICK HERE:
|D.C. Party Enrollment
* Data as provided 1/23/13.