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September primaries could end soon in N.Y., as bill passes state assembly

In a move that would purportedly save state and local governments, as well as taxpayers, about $50 million, the New York State Assembly passed legislation on January 13 to establish the fourth Tuesday in June as New York’s Primary Day for both federal and state offices.

New York’s primary has been held on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in September, although prior to 1974 primary elections were held in June.

After the 2009 MOVE Act was enacted, New York’s primary was not in compliance with federal law because it was too close to the deadline for transmitting military and overseas absentee ballots, 45 days prior to a general federal election.  Continue reading

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Primaries: Snead wins unofficial tally, to represent Republicans as supervisor candidate in November

Republican primary elections were held locally in the Towns of Forestport and Long Lake on Tuesday, September 10th. All results are unofficial pending the receipt of absentee ballots.

In the Town of Forestport race for Supervisor, Parker Snead received 171 votes to incumbent William A. Hasenauer’s 157 for a total of 328 votes cast. Snead got 52.13% of the vote to Hasenauer’s 47.87%.

Hasenauer will remain on the November ballot as the Conservative party candidate.

For Highway Superintendent, incumbent William G. Gardner took 55.62% of the vote over Louis J. Sowich who received 44.07%. Gardner received 183 votes, Sowich took 145, and with one write-in there was a total of 329 votes. Continue reading

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No shortage of candidates in Webb’s Tuesday primary; county announces unofficial winners

Primary elections to determine the Democrat and Republican candidates for the positions of Town of Webb Supervisor and Town Justice were held Tuesday, September 13.

In the Republican race for Supervisor, the unofficial results show Theodore C. Riehle, Jr. with 310 votes and Richard S. Risley with 110. Riehle received 261 votes in Webb District 1 and 49 votes in District 2. Risley received 99 votes in Webb 1 and 11 in Webb 2.

In the Democrat race for Supervisor, David W. Berkstres-ser received a total of 52 votes, 42 in Webb 1 and 10 in Webb 2. Continue reading

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Primary Day storms knocks out power, town presses on

A thunderstorm with high winds and heavy downpours caused a power outage in Old Forge and surrounding areas shortly past 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13.

However, the storm did not interrupt the Primary Day voting at the Park Avenue Building.

Prior to the storm hitting, the National Weather Service in Albany had issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northern Herkimer County and surrounding areas, including the McKeever area.

Bob Lowenberg, the Republican Voting Coordinator for the Optical Scan voting machines at the Webb 1 voting location, said there were no problems using the voting machines because they are equipped with back-up power that lasts for two to three hours.

“The power went out at 7:15 p.m., and at 9 p.m. when the polls closed we still had power. There was a lot of thunder and lightning before the power outage, but we didn’t notice it in the building until the lights went out. Even without power, everything worked pretty well,” Lowenberg said. Continue reading

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