That’s according to the county board of elections, which says the final day to register to vote and still be eligible to vote in this year’s election is Oct. 9.
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According to election commissioners Norman Green and Brian Abram, the hotbed contested elections will be in the villages of Fredonia with six contested races, and in Lakewood, where five offices are being contested.
Busti, Pomfret, and Clymer will also see contested elections for four public offices.
Meanwhile in Jamestown, all city voters – with the exception of those who live in Ward 6 – will see contested races for the city council.
Areas in the county that won’t see any contested races on the ballot this year include Jamestown Ward 6, most of the town of Ellicott, and the towns of Carroll, Charlotte, Cherry Creek, Ellery, Gerry, Kiantone, Mina, N. Harmony, and Poland.
This year’s election is an off-year election that will focus primarily on local races in both the Chautauqua County legislature as well as in other various local governments.
There is also a county-wide election for Chautauqua County Judge, but only District Attorney David Foley is running for that post – which was vacated by Judge John Ward this past summer. Foley, a Republican, has been cross-endorsed by both major parties.