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Geneva’s Ward 6 heads to special election

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Voters in Geneva’s Sixth Ward are gearing up for a special election on March 12, as announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul. This election, crucial for determining the ward’s representation through 2025, follows a unique situation where Republican Kyle Brimm and Democrat Scott Bowes ended in a tie in the previous November election.

The seat, which became vacant after the two candidates concluded with an equal number of votes (89-89), was initially held by Brimm after he was appointed in September 2022. City Council, unable to appoint a candidate themselves, requested Gov. Hochul to schedule this special election.

Candidates can enter the race through party nominations or independent petitions. The Ontario County Board of Elections requires nominations by January 12 for party candidates, and independent candidates must submit petitions by January 16.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 12, with early voting available from March 2 to March 10 at Geneva Courtyard Apartments Community Room. For further information, residents can contact the Board of Elections or visit their website.