Just over 200 have cast ballots in first 8 days of early voting

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 June 2024 at 3:38 pm

Sunday is last day for early voting before Primary on Tuesday

Photo by Tom Rivers: This sign directs people to the early voting spot at the Board of Elections at the County Office Building.

ALBION – The turnout has been light so far with early voting in the Republican primaries.

Today is the eighth day of early voting and 216 had cast ballots as of 2:30 p.m. Early voting continues until 5 p.m. today, and then there is a final day on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. before the primary on Tuesday.

The county has one early voting site and it’s in Albion at the County Office Building on Route 31.

The turnout each day so far includes: 26 on June 15, 12 on June 16, 29 on June 17, 33 on June 18, 43 on June 19, 43 on June 20, 30 in June 21, and 22 on June 22 (as of 2:30 p.m.).

There are countywide primary contests for district attorney and coroner.

  • For District Attorney, the election is between Susan Howard and John Sansone.
  • For County Coroner, voters can choose 3 candidates between Kevin Dann, Julie Woodworth, Rocco Sidari and Scott Schmidt.
  • There is a primary in the 24th Congressional District between Claudia Tenney and Mario Fratto.
  • There is also a primary for Carlton Town Board member for a one-year term to fill a vacancy between John Olles and Jeffrey Gifaldi.

The remaining elections are for members of the Republican County Committee.

  • In Shelby District 3, choose two between Bruce Schmidt, Alana Koneski and Stephen Seitz, Sr.
  • In Shelby District 4, choose for any two between John Pratt III, Benjamin Flansburg and Thomas Winans.
  • In Yates District 2, choose for two between Terry Chaffee, Jr., William Jurinich, Lynne Johnson and Steven Colon.