Barring legal challenges or other unforeseen circumstances, the tight race to fill a vacant Ontario County judge seat could be decided late next week. But not likely any sooner. On Tuesday, election workers made their way through some 350 absentee ballots — with nearly 3,500 to go. A crowd of onlookers intent on learning who wins the vacant seat watched as the count got underway at 1 p.m. at the county Board of Elections.
No two people are more anxious to find out who wins than the candidates. Just 139 votes separate Ontario County First Assistant District Attorney Brian Dennis and attorney Terence L. Robinson Jr. Dennis, a Democrat, had 22,188 votes going into the absentee count. Reports indicate that it will be until at least mid-week, next week before any answer is had on who won this race.