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Election officials warn of recent online “misinformation:” Allegany County Board of Elections is ready

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Tight races in Alma, Burns

Michael T. Baldwin Reports

Elections in Allegany County are on tap to run smoothly, with ‘no armed observers’ according to county election officials. Early voting was energized, they said, and the on-site polling on Tuesday is also expected to run well.

Republican and Democratic County officials did admit there has been some misleading information posted online, and they’ve been dealing with questions all day. There are races in several Allegany County towns and officials say one of the most aggressive is in the Town of Burns Justice race. Taylor Karnes is the Democrat candidate of Town Justice and Dustin Gordon is the GOP candidate. However, officials said, Chris Foster is running an aggressive write-in campaign.

In the 2010 census, the town population was listed at under 1,200. Then there is the troubled town of Alma which has been under legal and political turmoil for the past few years. Shaun Taylor is facing Tom Dannheim for the Highway Superintendent job, all while voters will also decide if the job should be up to voters or the town board.

Polls on Tuesday are open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. 

The attachment, county officials said, is an example of both misleading and illegal information being provided to voters.  When in doubt talk to a poll worker.

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