Skip to content
Home » News » Elections

Elections

Advocates push for paper ballots amid NY’s transition to touch-screen voting

Cayuga County Legislature to consider competing redistricting plans
Election policy advocates and good-government groups are urging the Legislature to mandate paper ballots for New York voters as more counties plan to transition to touch-screen voting machines. The state Board of Elections certified the ... more
/

Ithaca, Newfield among school districts where voters rejected electric buses: What now?

Auto Draft
Voters in Baldwinsville, Ithaca, Newfield, and Mexico school districts have decisively rejected propositions to purchase electric school buses. Despite a push for greener transportation, these communities voted against the switch. Officials across the region emphasized ... more
/

2024 SCHOOL BUDGET VOTES: Two fail, most pass + board election results (full coverage)

Deadline for switching parties before primary is now August 11
Voters in multiple school districts approved their budgets and various propositions on Tuesday, with numerous board of education members elected. A couple local school districts even saw budgets defeated. What budgets were defeated in the ... more
/

Corning-Painted Post school budget rejected, re-vote scheduled for June 18

CUOMO: Elections for town, villages, and schools get new dates in June, September
Voters in the Corning-Painted Post School District rejected the proposed $139 million budget, which included a 4.97% tax levy hike, on Tuesday evening. The budget fell short of the required 60-percent supermajority, with 1,431 yes ... more
/

Auburn mom launches write-in campaign for school board

Auburn mom launches write-in campaign for school board
Morgan Ames has launched a write-in campaign for one of three seats available on the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s Board of Education. Ames, a mother of four and Auburn High School alumna, graduated in ... more
/

INSIDE THE FLX: Wayne County election official discusses transition from part- to full-time commissioners (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Wayne County election official discusses transition from part- to full-time commissioners (podcast)
The Wayne County Board of Elections office has undergone a major change. While most election offices are integrating new technologies and stress is building as the 2024 presidential election looms - this office is feeling ... more
/

Election officials in Ontario County outline prep for primary on June 25th

Deadline for switching parties before primary is now August 11
Ontario County Republicans are set to vote in the federal and local party primary elections on June 25th from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. This election will determine the Republican candidates for the general elections ... more
/

Fratto campaign reacts to video leak as primary contest in NY-24 heats up

Auto Draft
The campaign of Mario Fratto, a congressional candidate in New York's 24th district, has issued a stern response to a controversial video leak, alleging unethical and potentially illegal actions by incumbent Rep. Claudia Tenney. The ... more
/

Fratto gets major endorsement in race for NY-24

Auto Draft
Mario Fratto, a Geneva businessman aiming to become the Republican nominee for New York's 24th congressional district, has secured an endorsement from Arizona Representative Paul Gosar. Gosar, a prominent member of the Freedom Caucus, expressed ... more
/

Seneca County looks to keep early voting site in Waterloo despite new state law

Seneca County looks to keep early voting site in Waterloo despite new state law
Seneca County officials are pushing to keep their only early voting location in Waterloo, the county seat, countering a New York state law that mandates such sites be located in the largest municipality, which in ... more
/

LETTER: Fratto offers alternative option for Republican voters over incumbent Tenney

Fratto calls Claudia Tenney a tourist, says NY-24 needs Finger Lakes representative
You may have seen the recent flurry of TV and direct mailer ads from Claudia Tenney extoling her efforts to stop illegal immigration. What you may not have noticed is these ads all include in ... more
/

Three candidates vie for Penn Yan school board

Penn Yan schools enter lockout after person reports teen with gun
Three individuals have officially entered the race for the Penn Yan Central School District Board of Education. Candidates Thomas Barden, Denise Hopkins, and Alicen Pidlisny have submitted the necessary petitions to qualify for the ballot ... more
/

Seven candidates on the ballot for Waterloo school board

Waterloo High School appoints new assistant principal
Seven candidates have officially entered the race for three available seats on the Waterloo Board of Education, as confirmed by the filing deadline on Monday. The election, set for May 21, will determine who will ... more
/

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seeks ballot access for presidential run in New York: Event scheduled for Auburn

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seeks ballot access for presidential run in New York: Event scheduled for Auburn
Supporters of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is running as an independent candidate in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, will gather at the Cuddy Office Building in Auburn, New York, to sign a petition for ... more
/

Fratto funding surges as Republican primary heats up in NY-24

Auto Draft
In Geneva, Republican Mario Fratto has significantly bolstered his campaign finances, amassing nearly half a million dollars as he prepares for the upcoming primary. Reports reveal Fratto’s cash on hand totals $483,681.02, spanning his main ... more
/
Ciccino\'s Pizzeria & Restaurant (Tile)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seeks ballot access in New York: Upcoming event focuses on supporters in Cayuga, Wayne counties

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seeks ballot access in New York: Upcoming event focuses on supporters in Cayuga, Wayne counties
Supporters of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s independent presidential campaign will gather at a local diner on Thursday, May 2 from 4-8 p.m. to sign a petition aimed at securing his spot on the New York ... more
/

Yates County to hold public hearing on moving local elections to even-numbered years

Auto Draft
The Yates County Legislature has scheduled a public hearing for May 13, focusing on a proposal to align local election timing with state and federal elections in even-numbered years. This move, prompted by a law ... more
/

Who’s running for Canandaigua City Council? Special election to fill at-large seats set

Who's running for Canandaigua City Council? Special election to fill at-large seats set
For some it might feel like election season just ended, but in Canandaigua, City Council races are already defined for November. A special election set for November 5 will see voters choosing candidates for two ... more
/

Fratto collects over 2,000 signatures, criticizes Rep. Tenney’s campaign

Auto Draft
In a significant early show of support, Mario Fratto's campaign for Congress announced Monday it has garnered well over 2,000 signatures for his ballot petition. The achievement, powered by a network of dedicated volunteers, underscores ... more
/