Today’s votes set the stage

Today marks a decision, but not a final one. Voting party members in Dunkirk and Hanover go to the polls to decide on judges, a council seat in the city and supervisor in the town.

In Dunkirk, five are vying for judge and each party line — with one exception — is crowded. Today’s result could narrow the field. James Scott Dimmer is running for the Democratic line with three others while four are seeking the Republican line: Joseph Price, John Kuzdale, Rachel Roberts and Ron Szot. There is also competition in the primary for judge on the Conservative, Working Families, Independence and Women’s Equality lines.

Don Williams Jr. is seeking the Working Families, Independence and Women’s Equality lines, with a write in possible. While, Wayne L. Ashley, Phillip Hall and Anthony Pearl are seeking the Republican line for Hanover justice.

November’s vote is 56 days away. Today’s primary, from noon to 9 p.m., will set the stage for Nov. 7.