MAYVILLE – It’s Primary Day in Chautauqua County with several towns throughout the county scheduled to have contested races. Primary voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Any resident at least 18 years of age who has previously registered and has a primary is eligible to vote.
Highlighting today’s primary are three legislative races. They include a Democratic primary in legislative district 5, where Susan Baldwin of South Dayton will face Amy Farnham of Forestville.
There will also be two key republican primaries scheduled to take place. In Legislative District 16 former legislator Tami Downey of Kiantone will face former legislator and former county legislature clerk Ron Lemon of Frewsburg. In Legislative District 18, David Himelein of Clymer will face Fred Croscut of Sherman. Both men currently sit on the legislature but because of redistricting and downsizing the legislature, they now share the same district.
In addition to the legislative district primaries, several towns will have contested party races. In the south county, half-a-dozen towns will be hosting a republican primary for various offices. They include the towns of Carroll, Gerry, Kiantone, Poland and Sherman. Also the town of Chautauqua is having a republican primary in all districts except district 4. Also in the town of Chautauqua, there will be a Working Families primary in District 4.
In order to determine current major party affiliation and registration, visit www.votechautauqua.com and click on “voter lookup.” Residents can also contact the Board of Elections.
Ballots for viewing and election night unofficial results are available at: www.votechautauqua.com.