Ballots are set for general election, Nov. 8
TRI-COUNTY AREA--In addition to the presidential vote, the upcoming general election Tuesday, Nov. 8 will feature a three-way race for county justice. All polling sites will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on election day.
Locally, the three-way race for the judge position features Matthew D. Conlon, Jason L. Cook and Valerie G. Gardner competing for the judge seat, which carries a 10-year term. Conlon is running on the Democratic and M&N party lines, Cook is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Women's Equality and Reform tickets, and Gardner is running on the Working Families and Libertarian Integrity tickets. Ronald E. Dailey will also be running unopposed for a coroner position. In Milo, Lance Yonge is running for superintendent of highways uncontested.
In Dix, Democrat Dominick C. Smith and Republican Gerald H. Purvis are running for a three-year unexpired term on the town council. Smith is also running on the Listening Party ticket. Scott A. Yaw is also running unopposed for a one-year unexpired term as town highway superintendent.
In Hector, Democrat Robert O. Barton and Republican John R. White are running for a one-year unexpired term on the town council. Barton is also running on the Protect Hector party line.
In Orange, Democrat Bernard Baker is running against Republican Minard Lafever for a three-year unexpired term on the town council. M. Shawn Rosno is running unopposed for a one-year unexpired term as town supervisor, while Richard M. Hendrick is running unopposed for a town council position. Cayuta also has an unopposed election with Dylan J. Reed running for a one-year unexpired term on the town council.
Republican incumbent State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) will be in a contested election with Democratic challenger Leslie Danks Burke. O'Mara is also running on the Conservative, Independence and Reform lines, while Burke will also appear on the Working Families and Women's Equality tickets. Meanwhile, incumbent Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is running unopposed for his seat.
Incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning) is running against Democratic challenger John Plumb. Reed will also appear on the Conservative, Independence and reform tickets, while Plumb will be on the Working Families line.
Democratic candidate Tonia Ettinger and Republican Charles A. Schiano Jr. will be competing with Working Families candidate Mimi C. Satter for supreme court seventh district justice. Schiano will also appear on the Conservative and Independence Party lines.
Democratic incumbent Senator Charles Schumer will be defending his seat against Republican challenger Wendy Long, Green Party candidate Robin Laverne Wilson and Libertarian Integrity candidate Alex Merced. Schumer will also appear on the Working Families, Independence and Women's Equality tickets, while Long will appear on the Conservative, and Reform lines.
Finally, the country will be deciding who its next president will be during the general election. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will be running for president and vice president respectively for the Democratic, Working Families and Women's Equality parties. Donald Trump and Michael Pence will be running for president and vice president on the Republican and Conservative tickets. Presidential candidate Jill Stein and running-mate Ajamu Baraka will be competing for the Green Party. Presidential candidate Gary Johnson and running-mate Bill Weld will be running on the Independence and Libertarian Integrity lines.