Early voting today and Sunday for GOP primary election on Aug. 23
Three candidates – Claudia Tenney, Mario Fratto and George Phillips – vie for Republican vote in NY-24 Congressional district
ALBION – Early voting continues today until 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a Republican primary.
So far the Board of Elections in Orleans County said 33 people voted the first seven days of early voting, plus two more today by 1 p.m. for 35 total. Early voting is available at the Orleans County Board of Elections Office, 14016 State Route 31 in Albion NY 14411.
Republicans can vote in the newly drawn 24th Congressional District for three candidates: Claudia Tenney, Mario Fratto and George Phillips.
The district covers about a dozen counties, from part of Niagara all the way to the North Country. The district includes the southern part of Orleans – the towns of Albion, Barre, Ridgeway, Shelby and districts 2 and 3 in Clarendon.
Each town’s polling place will be open on Tuesday for the primary from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Barre Town Hall, Clarendon Town Hall, Hoag Library in Albion, Shelby Town Hall, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company for Districts 1, 3, 6 and 7, and Ridgeway Town Hall for Districts 2, 4 and 5.
Tenney currently serves in Congress for the 22nd Congressional District. She has been living in Utica but is relocating to Canandaigua to be in the new district.
Fratto is a lawyer from Geneva who is part of a family-run granite business. Philipps is a former Broome County legislator.