Village elections set for Tuesday
MOHAWK VALLEY — After being postponed several times, village elections are finally expected to take place on Tuesday.
Village elections which were initially scheduled for March, were originally postponed to April, and then again to September.
The village elections were postponed pursuant to an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo due to the spread of COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic in March when New York was seeing an increase in infection rates.
They will now finally take place on Tuesday in Fulton and Montgomery County in which voters planning to vote in person should expect to follow social distancing guidelines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poll workers should remain home if sick or after recent close contact with a person who tested positive with COVID-19; hand sanitizer should be provided to voters; all poll workers should wear a mask and voters should wear a mask while at the polling location; disinfect surfaces frequently touched; and limit the number of voters inside.
In Fulton County, villages with elections include Broadalbin, Northville and Dolgeville.
In the village of Broadalbin, running for the two open trustee positions are incumbents Susan DeRocker and David Jennings.
The village of Northville also has two open trustee seats in which incumbents Sue Sedon and John Markiewicz.
Dolgeville has two open trustee positions in which three candidates, are running. Seeking the two trustee positions are Robert G. Maxwell, Amanda Jaquay and Joshua Galletta.
In Montgomery County, villages holding elections include Fonda, Fort Johnson, Fultonville and St. Johnsville.
The village of Fonda is having a major election year with three open trustee positions and the mayoral position.
Seeking the three trustee positions are candidates Lynn Dumar, Tim Healy. Incumbent Mayor William Peeler will be vying for the position against Danny Boy McLaughlin.
Only one trustee seat is open in Fultonville with one candidate, Barney J. Wemple.
Fort Johnson has two open trustee positions and two candidates, incumbents William Maines and William Smith.
St. Johnsville has open trustee position and one candidate for the position, Kathy Buckley.
According to the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Offices, newly elected village officials will assume as soon as the results of the election are certified, and they file their written oath of office with the village clerk.