Winners of nine positions in eight Allegany County towns to be decided by write-ins

Portion of sample ballot in the Town of Scio shows
two positions to be determined by write-ins.

Single vote write-ins could get someone elected for council member and justice positions in eight Allegany County, NY, towns next month.

There are no candidates for five council member and four justice positions in those towns for the Tuesday, November 8, general election.

Scio has both a full-term justice position and a Town Council opening to fill a vacancy, with no candidates on the ballot.

Angelica has a village justice position open to fill a vacancy.

Other positions which have no candidates include:
— Burns: Council member to fill a vacancy.
— Caneadea: Town Justice for a full term.
— Clarksville: Council member to fill a vacancy.
— Genesee: Council member to fill a vacancy.
— New Hudson: Council member to fill a vacancy.
— Rushford: Town Justice for a full term.

If no one receives a write-in, or declines the position for which they receive the most write-in votes, town and village boards will appoint until the next election or end of the existing term, whichever is shorter.

Write-in voting instructions
Instructions for the way to write in a name on a ballot to have it counted is available at, with the sample shown being from a prior year.

Absentee ballots already have been mailed and still can be obtained, with our Allegany Hope Community News story earlier today reporting on four days for extended hours of in-person absentee voting, starting Monday at the Allegany County Board of Elections in Belmont, with nine days of early voting available at the Elections Board or at the Village of Wellsville, starting a week from Saturday.

Additional voting guidance
Further information, including sample ballots, mail absentee ballots and voting locations, is available at, or at or (585) 268-9294.
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