The outcomes of two tightly contested Seneca Falls elections will likely be decided today as the Seneca County Board of Elections counts 52 absentee, affidavit, and other ballots.
In the town board race, Democrat Jackson Puylara is narrowly leading Republican Wendy Crane by 21 votes, with the final count potentially altering this slim margin.
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Similarly, in the town justice contest, Democrat Diane Draheim holds a slight edge over Republican T.J. Casamassima, leading by 17 votes.
The counting process will include 31 absentee ballots, nine affidavits, and 12 hand-count ballots, with a nearly even split between Democratic and Republican voters, and a few from unaffiliated or minor party members.
Meanwhile, in the City of Geneva, absentee and affidavit ballots are set to influence the outcomes of three City Council races, including a deadlock in the 6th Ward between Scott Bowes and Kyle Brimm.
As of Monday, Ontario County had received 135 absentee ballots, including 19 pertaining to the City of Geneva.
Democratic Election Commissioner A.J. Magnan stated that the counting of these ballots would occur Tuesday afternoon, along with over 120 affidavit ballots, 40 of which are from City of Geneva residents. The final results from these counts are eagerly anticipated, as they will resolve the current electoral uncertainties in both Seneca Falls and Geneva.
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