Category: Elections

Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Congressman John Kakto (R)

RACE IN THE 24TH: A conversation with Rep. John Katko ahead of Election Day (read & listen)

Rep. John Katko [NY-24] is locked in a contentious race by seeking reelection to Congress for a fourth term in a rematch against Dana Balter, a Democratic challenger who vied for the coveted congressional seat and lost in 2018.  Since then, Katko ... MORE
Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Dana Balter

RACE IN THE 24TH: A conversation with Dana Balter ahead of Election Day (read & listen)

Dana Balter, the Democratic Party challenger for NY-24 believes that “the stakes get higher with every passing week” as this year’s Election Day keeps creaking closer.  In her 2018 rematch against Rep. John Katko [R-NY], she is confident that voter turnout won't ... MORE
Finger Lakes sees record turnout for early voting, even more expected this week

Finger Lakes sees record turnout for early voting, even more expected this week

Election officials in three counties in the middle of the Finger Lakes region say they have seen stunning turnout over the first three days of early voting. Officials in Cayuga, Ontario, and Seneca counties all confirmed record turnout over the weekend, which ... MORE
Republicans hold rally in Ontario County on first day of early voting ahead of Election Day

Republicans hold rally in Ontario County on first day of early voting ahead of Election Day

Republicans from across Ontario County came together on Saturday for a Get Out the Vote Rally on the first day of early voting. Organized by the Ontario County Republican Committee, the socially distanced event brought together candidates for office from every level ... MORE
Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting got off to a fast start across the Finger Lakes. Long lines, masks, and social distancing were observed all around as residents made their way out to cast ballots in what many have referred to as the most important election ... MORE
HOW TO WATCH: Jeff Gallahan, Matt Miller will meet in debate ahead of Election Day on FingerLakes1.com (video)

ICYMI: Jeff Gallahan, Matt Miller meet in debate on FingerLakes1.com (watch or listen)

On Tuesday FingerLakes1.com hosted a live-streamed debate between two candidates for New York State Assembly District 131. The district, which includes Ontario and Seneca counties has had a single representative for two decades. At the conclusion of 2020, Assemblyman Brian Kolb will ... MORE
Law enforcement in Cayuga County preparing for Election Day, but optimistic about community

Law enforcement in Cayuga County preparing for Election Day, but optimistic about community

The Auburn Police Department says it’s preparing for all possible outcomes after Election Day. Chief Shawn Butler spoke to Finger Lakes News Radio, explaining that he’s happy that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office and Auburn Police Department enjoy mostly good relationships with ... MORE
Commission moves next presidential debate to virtual format; Trump says he won’t participate

Commission moves next presidential debate to virtual format; Trump says he won’t participate

On Thursday, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the next debate, set for October 15th would take place virtually. The announcement, which apparently did not include consultation of both candidates, set off a swift response from President Donald Trump — who ... MORE
Elections, News
$14M capital project on the ballot this December in Marion Central School District

$14M capital project on the ballot this December in Marion Central School District

Officials say a ‘conservative’ approach to budgeting over recent years has made it possible for the Marion Central School District to continue forward with a $14 million capital project. Voters will decide on the spend in a December 8th election. In a ... MORE
Polling shows Katko-Balter locked in close race for 24th District

Polling shows Katko-Balter locked in close race for 24th District

Polling released over the weekend shows a tight race between Republican Congressman John Katko and Democratic Challenger Dana Balter in the 24th District. The Siena College/Syracuse.com poll shows Balter with a slight lead – capturing 45% of the vote, compared to Katko’s ... MORE
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts will not run for re-election

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts will not run for re-election

There will be a change at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Bary Virts announced last week that he would not seek re-election in 2021 when his current term expires. The Times of Wayne County reported on Saturday that Sheriff Virts, who ... MORE
Elections, News, Wayne County
Penn Yan CSD has a vacant board seat, district is searching for possible candidates

Penn Yan CSD has a vacant board seat, district is searching for possible candidates

The Penn Yan Central School District is looking to fill a vacant board seat caused by resignation. That seat was previously held by Leslie Elliot, who moved out of the district. Interested candidates should submit a letter indicating their qualifications and reasons ... MORE
Settlement corrects absentee ballot issue in New York

Settlement could prevent absentee ballots from being rejected in New York

A new settlement between New York State officials and the League of Women Voters expands correction options for absentee voting. The agreement came at a point where significant uncertainty remained about the state’s ability to process a higher-than-usual volume of absentee ballots ... MORE
Write-in candidate wins village election in Cayuga, other elections held on Tuesday

Write-in candidate wins village election in Cayuga, other elections held on Tuesday

A small handful of votes were the difference makers in Cayuga County, as village elections were held on Tuesday. In the Village of Cayuga a write-in candidate beat out one of the individuals who actually appeared on the ballot. Shane Ellis, who ... MORE
Absentee ballot requests fumbled by unclear state regs, results in thousands being told to reapply before Election Day

Absentee ballot requests fumbled by unclear state regs, results in thousands being told to reapply before Election Day

Thousands of voters in New York who already applied for an absentee ballot may have to do it again. Some voters in several New York counties, including Monroe and Orleans, have received letters in recent weeks notifying them that prior absentee applications ... MORE
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