Category: Elections

Jeff Gallahan officially named winner of 131st Republican Primary

Jeff Gallahan officially named winner of 131st Republican Primary

Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan is officially the winner in the 131st Republican Primary. The contest was held more than two weeks ago to find a Republican challenger to face-off against Matthew Miller, a Canandaigua Democrat, in November’s general election. Gallahan received ... MORE
Candidates participate in forum moderated by Liz Benjamin

Candidates participate in forum moderated by Liz Benjamin

On Tuesday, three candidates for State Senate, Leslie Danks Burke (58th district), John Mannion (50th district), and Jim Barber (51st district), joined together in an online forum hosted by The Citizen to discuss getting Upstate a seat at the table in Albany. “Candidates ... MORE
McMurray says he will not concede to Jacobs in special election for NY-27

McMurray says he will not concede to Jacobs in special election for NY-27

Nate McMurray will not admit defeat in the special election to fill the vacancy left by former Congressman Chris Collins. He held a press conference on Friday outlining the reasons why he will not concede to Chris Jacobs, the Republican, who has ... MORE
McMurray expected to make announcement on Friday

McMurray expected to make announcement on Friday, trails big after special election

After Tuesday’s strong showing by Chris Jacobs, the Republican vying to win a special election in the 27th District, Nate McMurray is expected to make an announcement on Friday. McMurray is the Democrat, who challenged Chris Collins two years ago, but ultimately ... MORE
Gallahan takes lead into absentee ballot counts in 131st primary

Gallahan takes lead into absentee ballot counts in 131st primary

New York State Board of Elections is reporting that with 29 of 111 districts reporting Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan holds a 200 vote lead in the primary to appear on the Republican line of the 131st Assembly contest this fall. Gallahan ... MORE
Chris Jacobs holds significant leads in 27th primary, special elections

Chris Jacobs holds significant leads in 27th primary, special elections

There was a special election on Tuesday in the 27th Congressional District, which includes part of Ontario County. The two primary contestants were Chris Jacobs, a Republican, and Nate McMurray, a Democrat. Those two, plus Duan Whitmer and Michael Gammariello rounded out ... MORE
Don’t expect primary, special election results anytime soon; could take days, if not weeks to process

Don’t expect primary, special election results anytime soon; could take days, if not weeks to process

Even though Tuesday is Primary Day and Special Election Day across New York – don’t expect results anytime soon. Officials have been preparing residents for days, if not weeks of waiting, as results are tabulated under unusual circumstances. Katie Lacy is the ... MORE
CANANDAIGUA RESULTS: Budget passes by landslide, Miller wins BOE contest with 3,057 votes

CANANDAIGUA RESULTS: Budget passes by landslide, Miller wins BOE contest with 3,057 votes

By Gabriel Pietrorazio The Canandaigua City School District passed all proposals after tallying the final vote count after the statewide extension to accept the counting of all absentee ballots until Tuesday, June 19th. The 2020-21 adopted budget passed 4,325 to 1,511. The ... MORE
GENEVA RESULTS: Budget passes with force, Finnerty wins election

GENEVA RESULTS: Budget passes with force, Finnerty wins election

On Wednesday, the final tallies were announced for the Geneva City School District, approving all four propositions, including the adopted 2020-21 school budget. After Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the vote count for absentee ballots until Tuesday, June 19th – the annual budget ... MORE
Gallahan pushes back against calls to 'defund' police across NYS in assembly campaign

Gallahan pushes back against calls to ‘defund’ police across NYS in assembly campaign

Several New York City area lawmakers, led by Senator Julia Salazar recently backed measures that would strip funding for police agencies across the state and U.S. The push for this effort has been supported by many prominent New York lawmakers including Congresswoman ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: After local school elections, what changes are possible with the ways we cast ballots? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: After local school elections, what changes are possible with the ways we cast ballots? (podcast)

Are changes to election protocols and procedures going to enhance or diminish democratic participation in the form of voter turnout amid the novel coronavirus pandemic? Assistant Visiting Professor Ricky Price of Political Science at Hobart & William Smith Colleges weighs the short-term ... MORE
Deadline for school board ballots extended past 5 p.m. after concerns raised this past weekend (audio)

Deadline for school board ballots extended past 5 p.m. after concerns raised (audio)

Confusion over counting and collecting ballots ahead of this Tuesday has effectively ended. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an executive order extending the deadline for school districts to count absentee ballots ahead of tomorrow’s votes statewide. Originally, the first executive order from April ... MORE
Mitrano calls for overhaul of law enforcement policies across U.S. at Watkins Glen event

Mitrano calls for overhaul of law enforcement policies across U.S. at Watkins Glen event

Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano outlined her plan to address systemic racism and preventing police brutality at an event in Watkins Glen on Sunday. “Acts of police brutality, racial profiling and use of force on black and other historically marginalized communities must stop,” ... MORE
Voter suppression?

School board votes across New York cause controversy, stir up legislative debate over 5 p.m. deadline

With concerns being raised by county officials across the state ahead of this Tuesday’s statewide school district votes, the New York State Council of School Superintendents outlined the mounting challenges of this year’s elections and a downstate Democrat offered a last-minute legislative ... MORE
LIVE ON WEDNESDAY AT 5 PM: Republican Primary Debate for 131st Assembly District (watch)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Republican Primary Debate for 131st Assembly District on FingerLakes1.com (video)

On Wednesday evening, FingerLakes1.com live-streamed a debate between the four candidates involved in June’s Republican Primary in the 131st District. That seat, which has been held by Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) will be vacated at the end of the year. The primary ... MORE