Village elections postponed, again
ALBANY — An executive order from the governor on Monday postponed all village elections in April and May. That includes Fultonville, St. Johnsville, Broadalbin, Dolgeville, Northville, Fonda and Fort Johnson, which had already been pushed back from March 18 to April 28.
April 28 was also New York’s presidential primary, but late last week that was postponed until June 23, the date of the state primary. A letter from the New York Conference of Mayors’ Executive Director Peter Baynes says “no further information regarding the rescheduling of such elections is presently available. “The letter says NYCOM is awaiting guidance regarding the timing, location and manner of the elections from the governor’s office, as the executive order indicated would be forthcoming.
“As a way to avoid the complications of holding the election on the same day as the June 23 presidential and state primaries, NYCOM has requested that the governor reschedule the postponed village elections for June 16 (which is the statutory date for this year’s regularly scheduled June village elections),” Baynes wrote.
Additionally, the executive order has postponed the circulation, filing, and collection of all designating and independent nominating petitions. NYCOM staff will be updating the villages with clarifying guidance as soon as possible.
∫ Fultonville has one open trustee position and one candidate, Barney J. Wemple.
∫ St. Johnsville has open trustee position and one candidate, Kathy Buckley.
∫ Broadalbin has two open trustee positions and two candidates, Susan DeRocker and David Jennings.
∫ Dolgeville has two open trustee positions and three candidates, Robert G. Maxwell, Amanda Jaquay and Joshua Galletta.
∫ Northville has two open trustee positions and two candidates, Sue Sedon and John Markiewicz.
∫ Fonda has three open trustee positions and two candidates, Lynn Dumar and Tim Healy; and the mayoral position with two candidates, incumbent William Peeler and Danny Boy McLaughlin.
∫ Fort Johnson has two open trustee positions and two candidates, incumbents William Maines and William Smith.