Today is deadline for candidates to file for Medina’s village election

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 February 2021 at 10:22 am

MEDINA – Today is the deadline for candidates to file petitions to run for a position on the Medina Village Board. The election is March 16.

The petitions usually require at least 100 signatures from registered voters in the village. The governor issued an executive order reducing the number of signatures required due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Candidates still need about 60. The governor’s executive order allowed for a minimum threshold of 3.3% of the total number of votes case for governor at the last gubernatorial election, which would be about 60.

The executive order also states the minimum would 70% of the statutory minimum number provided for by election law, which would be 70 percent of 100 or 70. The executive order said to take the lesser of the two, which would be 60.

The petitions are due to the Village Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. today.

The seats for Owen Toale and Todd Bensley are both open. Toale has already submitted signed petitions to run under the Accountability Party. Jessica Marciano, a member of the Parks Committee, also has submitted petitions to run under the Accountability Party.

Albion also has its election on March 16 for one spot on the Village Board. During party caucuses on Jan. 26, The Republican Party backed Joe Martillotta and Democrats picked Zack Burgess to be their candidates.

The Village of Lyndonville is in an off election year and won’t have an election on March 16. Holley holds its election in June.