County extends hours for absentee ballots
YATES COUNTY--The Yates County Board of Elections (BOE) will have extended hours so voters can apply for and receive absentee ballots for the general election. The BOE is located at 417 Liberty St., Suite 1124 in Penn Yan. The office is open its regular hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as for additional hours each remaining Tuesday, Thursday and now Saturday in October.
The additional hours are as follows:
• Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3. All polling sites will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Absentee ballot applications must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 2. Voters may apply in person at the BOE Office through Monday, Nov. 2 by 5 p.m.
At the county level, the sheriff, clerk and coroner positions will be up for election. Voters will elect four of the available candidates for Legislative District I (Italy, Jerusalem and Middlesex), three for District II (Benton, Potter and Torrey), four for District III (Milo) and three for District IV (Barrington and Starkey).
The town of Barrington will have an unexpired supervisor term and two town council spots up for election. Benton voters will elect a supervisor, two town councilpersons, a clerk, tax collector, highway superintendent and town justice. Italy's race has a supervisor, two town council positions, a clerk/tax collector and highway superintendent open on the ballot.
In Jerusalem, there will be an election for a supervisor, two town council spots, a clerk and highway superintendent. Middlesex voters will elect a supervisor, two town council positions, a clerk/tax collector and highway superintendent. Milo residents will vote for a supervisor and two town council positions.
Potter's election will include two town council spots, an unexpired council term and an open town justice seat. Starkey citizens will elect a supervisor, town clerk/tax collector/registrar, two council seats, a highway superintendent and town justice. Torrey's ballot will include a supervisor, two council seats, a town clerk/tax collector, a highway superintendent and town justice position.