Six primaries set for Sept. 13: Most voters can cast ballots

Gwen Chamberlain
GwenChamberlain@Chronicle-Express.com
From left: Matthew Conlon, Jason Cook, and Valerie Gardner

For the first time in recent memory, most registered voters in Yates County can cast a ballot during the Primary Election on Sept. 13. The only registered voters who won’t be able to vote are the 2,622 who are not affiliated with a political party, the 50 Green Party members and the 661 people who are registered in the Independence Party.

Yates County Board of Elections officials say a record six Primary Elections will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 13.

Active voters who are registered in the following political parties are eligible to vote Sept. 13. The numbers and candidates are:

Republican (6,356 registered voters): Between Yates County Judge Candidates Valerie Gardner, Matthew Conlon, and Jason Cook.

Democratic (3,165 registered voters): Between Yates County Judge Candidates Valerie Gardner and Matthew Conlon.

Conservative (229 registered voters): Between Yates County Judge Candidates Matthew Conlon and Jason Cook.

Working Families(58 registered voters) Between Yates County Judge Candidates Matthew Conlon and Valerie Gardner.

Women’s Equality (12 registered voters): Between Yates County Judge Candidates Jason Cook and Valerie Gardner.

Reform (20 registered voters). Between Yates County Judge Candidates Jason Cook and Valerie Gardner.

To see samples of the ballots that will be used Sept. 13, find the Board of Elections section of www.yatescounty.org and look for the link for sample ballots.

Democratic Election Commissioner Robert Brechko says to insure the protection of voter’s identities, the results for the Working Family, Women’s Equality and Reform Party Primaries will only be given on a county-wide basis. That’s because in some voting districts, there may be just one or two voters registered in one of those parties, and breaking down results by voting districts might reveal how an individual voted.

Brechko expects to be able to report results from the elections by about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

The primary elections determine which candidate will be listed on a particular party line on the Nov. 8 General Election Ballot.

Results will be posted at www.Chronicle-Express.com. available.

To see more details about each candidate, check the Sept. 7 edition of The Chronicle-Express.

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