State bill could consolidate town and county elections into even-numbered years

Hudson Valley leaders are divided over a state bill that proposes consolidating town and county elections into even-numbered years.
State Sen. James Skoufis (D-42) is urging the governor to sign the bill, arguing that the move would enhance voter turnout by aligning local elections with state and national cycles.
However, some local leaders perceive this as an assault on local elections, expressing concerns that local races might be overshadowed by state and federal elections if the legislation is enacted.