Fulton and Montgomery counties have a light schedule of Primary Day contests Thursday involving only a handful of races, highlighted by the Republican and Conservative Gloversville City Court judge primaries.
Primary voters will cast their ballots from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Voters in Fulton County will have only two positions to decide primary candidates for - Gloversville City Court judge and town of Broadalbin assessor. Both positions will involve both Republican and Conservative primaries.
City Court candidates are two attorneys in private practice - Traci DiMezza and Matthew E. Trainor - and current Gloversville City Court Judge John N. Clo, who was appointed in mid-December by Mayor Dayton King to fill out the term of retiring Judge Vincent DeSantis.
The three face no Democratic opposition this fall, but all three also will have their names on the Nov. 6 general ballot as independents, no matter the outcome of the primaries.
Fulton County Republican Chairwoman Susan McNeil said today that although primaries don't always draw big turnouts, this City Court race might be different.
"Actually, just from listening to the people, and the three individuals out aggressively campaigning door to door, I think a good amount of people will come out for this," McNeil said.
The only other primary action in Fulton County on Thursday is in the town of Broadalbin, where there is an assessor vacancy. Republican and Conservative primaries are set between Lolalynn Steele and Dennis Horton.
In Montgomery County, three Democrats will square off in a primary for a state Senate seat in the new 46th District. The Democratic nominee will face Republican George Amedore of Rotterdam for the post in the Nov. 6 general election. Primary candidates are Cecelia Tkaczyk of Duanesburg, Tom Dolan of Coeymans and Monica Arias Miranda of Duanesburg.
Dolan and Tkaczyk will also be on the general election ballot as independents.
According to the Montgomery County Board of Elections, there also will be a write-in only Green Party primary for the 46th Senate District.
The new 46th Senate District will encompass all of Montgomery and Greene counties and parts of Schenectady, Albany and Ulster counties.
Elsewhere in Montgomery County, voters in the town of Minden will decide a Conservative Party primary for town justice. Candidates are Ronald Bentz and Frank J. Alford.