Polls are open across New York State as voters turn out to select who they want to have representing their political parties in November’s general election. While the majority of the primaries here in Chemung County are in the Republican Party, there is at least one for the Democrats to consider as well.
In the City of Elmira’s 5th District, three Democratic candidates are running for City Council. David Strader, Jackie Wilson, and G. Jeffrey Aaron are all competing for a seat. Meanwhile in the city’s 6th district, Republican Kevin Sullivan is challenging incumbent Nanette Moss.
In the Town of Baldwin, located just a few miles out side of Elmira, Adam Sherwood is running against Russell Purvis for the Town Supervisor seat.
It’s a busy ballot in the town of Big Flats where Matthew Stevens and Richard Brink are facing off for Town Justice. Robert Drake, Amanda Lipincott and Dean Wenzel, all Republicans are all vying for a spot on the Town Council.
In the Town of Catlin, Robert Jeffery Carson and Joshua Cutler are running for Town Justice.
In Chemung, three candidates, James Birney, Ryan Purvis, and Todd Loper are all running for a spot on the Town Council.
Nicholas Demuth is running against Joseph Holley for Town Justice in the Town of Southport while David Sheen, Daniel Hurley and Richard Mathews are competing for a Town Council seat.
Finally, in the Town of Veteran, Lisa Hess and Marie Roller are both running for the town justice seat.
Polls opened at 6 o’clock this morning and will remain open until 9:00pm