Deadline to register to vote in Primary is this Friday

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

If you want to have your vote count in the Sept. 12 Republican primary election, Aug. 18 is the last day to register as a Republican. Registrations must be either received by the Board of Elections by mail or delivered in person by Friday, Aug. 18.

This year, the Yates County Primaries include:

• District Attorney: Incumbent District Attorney Valerie Gardner is being challenged by Todd Casella, a Steuben County Assistant District Attorney.

• County Legislative District 1 (Italy, Jerusalem, Middlesex): Five candidates are seeking election to four seats with two-year terms. The hopefuls are incumbents Edward Bronson, Elden Morrison, and Douglas Paddock; and challengers Patrick Killen and Timothy Cutler.

• County Legislative District 2 (Benton, Potter, Torrey): Four candidates are seeking election to three seats with two-year terms. The hopefuls are incumbents Terry Button, Timothy Dennis and James Smith; and challenger Richard Willson.

• County Legislative District 3 (Milo): Five candidates are seeking election to four seats with two-year terms. The hopefuls are incumbents Leslie Church, Daniel Banach, Mark Morris, and P. Earle Gleason; and challenger Carlene Chilson.

Yates County Election Commissioners are preparing absentee ballots for mailing this week.

There are 6,487 registered Republicans, 3,212 registered Democrats, and 2,587 voters who are not affiliated with a political party in Yates County.