Low turnout so far in early voting for primary

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 June 2023 at 1:59 pm

ALBION – Turnout has been low in the first six days of early voting for the Republican primary in four towns – Barre, Kendall, Murray and Shelby.

So far, only 90 people voted in the first six days of early voting. There are three more days of early voting including today, Saturday and Sunday.

The polling location is at the Board of Elections office at the County Office Building, 14016 Route 31 West, Suite 140.

The 90 voters represents 2.0 percent of the 4,446 registered Republicans in the four towns. Barre has 711, Kendall 902, Murray 1,464 and Shelby has 1,369 registered Republicans, according to the Board of Elections in Orleans County.

The polls will be open at the four towns on Tuesday, June 27.

In Barre, there are two candidates for town supervisor: incumbent Sean Pogue and Scott Burnside, and two candidates for highway superintendent, incumbent Dale Brooks and Bert Mathes.

In Kendall, Warren Kruger, the incumbent highway superintendent, is challenged by Eric Maxon.

In Murray, there are two candidates for town supervisor: incumbent Joe Sidonio and Town Board member Gerald Rightmyer. There are three candidates for two positions as town councilmen, with Eric Collyer on the ballot with incumbents Lloyd Christ Jr. and Randall Bower.

In Shelby, three candidates are running for the Town Board, including Justin Gray, Linda Limina and incumbent Jeff Schiffer. Two candidates are running for highway superintendent, William Wolter and incumbent Dale Root.

The remaining hours for early voting include:

  • Today: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.