Absentee ballots will decide two Cayuga County Legislature races

One vote separates Republican Tim Lattimore and Democrat Bob Nodzo from representing District 13 residents on the Cayuga County Legislature. The race for District 4 is also close with Republican Chris Petrus leading independent Grant Kyle by 24 votes. Absentee and affidavit ballots will be used to make final calls.

The Cayuga County Board of Elections will begin counting absentee ballots Tuesday, one week after Election Day, Democratic Commissioner Katie Lacey said Wednesday.

For the District 13 race, 67 absentee ballots were issued, of which 35 were to registered Democrats, 21 to Republicans, one to an Independence party member and 10 to no party. If all the Democratic ballots come back for Nodzo, Lattimore will lose the race for his third and final term.

Lacey said so far the office has received 34 ballots, but more were expected to come in the mail. The office accepts absentee ballots postmarked before Election Day.

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