It’s petition and caucus time for candidates in 3 village elections

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 January 2020 at 2:35 pm

Three villages in Orleans County will have their village elections on March 18. The election is normally the third Tuesday in March but has been pushed back a day due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Medina and Lyndonville both have the mayor’s position and two trustee posts up for election, while Albion has two trustee spots on the ballot. Holley is the other village in the county and holds its elections in June.

• In Albion, the Republican and Democratic parties hold caucuses to pick candidates. Those caucuses need to happen between Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. Neither party has turned in a required notice yet to Village Clerk Linda Babcock about the caucuses.

Albion has two four-year seats open on the Village Board, the positions currently filled by Mattea Navarra-Molisani and incumbent Peter Sidari.

Voting during the election will be from noon to 9 p.m. at the Village Hall.

• Lyndonville has three four-year positions open on the Village Board, including the mayor’s position, currently held by John Belson.

Trustee seats currently held by Danny Woodward  and Andrew Cousins will also be on the ballot.

To be eligible to run, candidates need to submit petitions to the village clerk by Feb. 11. The petitions need to be signed by at least 25 registered voters in the village.

Voting during the March 18 election will be at the Village Hall on 2 South Main St.

• Medina also has three positions up for elections, including the mayor’s position currently held by Michael Sidari and the trustee positions currently filled by Marguerite Sherman and Tim Elliott.

Candidates need to submit petitions signed by at least 100 registered voters. They are due at the village clerk’s office by Feb. 11.

Voting in Medina is from noon to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center, the former railroad depot on West Avenue.

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