84 have cast ballots in first 5 days of early voting

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 June 2022 at 7:40 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: This sign outside the County Office Building on Route 31 lets people know it is an early voting site. Early voting continues through June 26 with polls then open at all 10 towns in Orleans County on June 28.

ALBION – The turnout so far in the first five days of early voting is 84. There are four more days of early voting at the one location in Orleans County – the county office building on Route 31.

Polls are then open at all 10 towns on June 28 for a Republican and Democratic primary.

The early voting totals include 11 on June 18, then 22 on June 19, 15 on June 20, 19 on June 21 and 17 on June 22.

The remaining days include today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are primaries for the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor. Locally there are primaries for Republican committee representatives in Murray and Yates.

  • There are three candidates in the Democratic Party for governor – Thomas Suozzi, Kathy Hochul and Jumaane Williams.
  • There are four Republican candidates for governor – Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani, Harry Wilson and Lee Zeldin.
  • The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates include Ana Maria Archila, Diana Reyna and Antonio Delgado.
  • In Murray District 2, four people are seeking two Republican Committee positions – Michael Christopher, Daniel Seller, Gerald Rightmyer and Anthony Peone.
  • In Murray District 3, three people are running for two positions Republican Committee positions – Louise Passarell, Kathleen Case and Kerri Neale.
  • In Murray District 6, three people are vying for two spots on the Republican Committee – David Knapp, Adam Moore and Kellie Gregoire.
  • In Yates District 1, three are running for two positions on the Republican Committee – Steven Colon, Roger Wolfe and Russell Martino.

The early voting turnout so far is ahead of the pace from last June when there were Republican primaries in six towns. There were 108 voters over nine days of early voting for an average of 12 a day.

With 84 voters in the first five days of this primary, the turnout in Orleans is about 17 a day.