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Where are the candidates? Allegany County has many elected office openings without candidates

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Michael T. Baldwin Reports

When voters in Allegany County head to the polls November 8th (or take advantage of early voting or absentee), there will be close to a dozen local races in villages and towns that have NO candidate. It means that a single write-in vote could make a qualified resident a winner. If you have a desire to be a Justice or Board member, it just takes writing in your name on the ballot ( and of course receiving the most write-in votes)!.

No candidates filed in the following towns and for these positions:

–          Burns Council member to fill a vacancy

–          Caneadea Town Justice

–          Clarksville Council member to fill a vacancy

–          Genesee Council member to fill a vacancy

–          New Hudson Council member to fill a vacancy

–          Rushford Town Justice

–          Scio Town Justice

–          Scio Council member to fill a vacancy

–          Angelica Village Justice

There are rules for write-in’s, by the way. The Board of Elections can help answer questions.

Meanwhile, there are few, if any, actual contested races at the village and town level in Allegany County. The bigger races that have competition include Governor, Comptroller, Attorney General, U.S. Senator to represent New York, the United Supreme Court 8th Judicial District, Congress-23rd district and State Senator for the 57th district.

A complete run down is available at: https://www.alleganyco.gov/wp-content/uploads/Candidates-for-2022-4.pdf

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