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Petitions available for village elections in Penn Yan, Dresden, Rushville

Petition packets are now available at the Yates County Board of Elections for those people interested in running for office in the Village of Penn Yan. Three Village Trustee seats and the Village Mayor’s seat will be on the ballot March 20, 2018.

The trustee seats are currently held by William Allison, Carolyn Benedict, and David Reeve. The mayor’s office is held by Leigh MacKerchar. All terms are for four years. There are six trustees and a mayor in Penn Yan.

Independent nominating petitions can be circulated for signatures beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 and can be filed starting Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Board of Elections between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and must be returned or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The Board of Elections hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The office will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Potential candidates with questions may call the Yates County Board of Elections from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 315-536-5135.

Village elections will also be held next March in Dresden and Rushville.

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