There will be a Campaign Finance Seminar from 9 a.m. until noon May 24 in the Yates County Auditorium at 417 Liberty St. for candidates running for office or for party and committee treasurers.

Petition packets will also be available at the Yates County board of Elections for those people interested in running for office in the various Town and County elections being held this year.

Party Designating Petitions may be signed beginning on June 6 and must be returned to the Board of Elections between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 10 through July 13. Independent Nominating Petitions may be circulated for signatures beginning on July 11.

The 2017 Political Calendar is available on the New York State Board of Election’s website Also if you are not currently registered to vote in this year’s elections, it is not too late to register. Forms are available at your local post office, library, town office or the Yates County Board of Elections.

Potential candidates with questions may call the Yates County Board of Elections from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Monday through Friday at 315-536-5135. Information is also available on the Board of Elections’ website