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Voting 101 for Tuesday primary

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Election Commissioners Norman P. Green and Brian C. Abram announce that a total of 25,509 Republican Party active registrants in the county are eligible to cast ballots in the Tuesday, June 25, Primary for the 57th NYS Senate district. The Senate district includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and part of Livingston counties. There are 63,929 active Republican voters eligible to vote in the 57th district.

¯ Republicans will also find town and city primary contests for Jamestown City Mayor and City Council Ward 2, Arkwright Town Council (Vote for 2), Carroll Town Supervisor and Town Clerk, Charlotte Town Council (Vote for 2), French Creek Highway Superintendent, Kiantone Town Supervisor and Mina Town Council (Vote for 2). Also, Republicans have County Legislature primaries in Legislative districts 1 and 18.

¯ Working Families Voters will find a Dunkirk citywide primary for Wards 1 and 4 Council.

¯ Independence Voters will find a Dunkirk citywide primary for Wards 1 and 4 Council and Council-at-Large, Arkwright Town Clerk and Carroll Town Clerk.

Hours to Vote? Polls are open Noon to 9 p.m. The busiest times to avoid will be Noon to 1 p.m. and in the evening during the dinner hour. All county poll sites will be open. Voters who have not moved will vote at the same site as last year except that West Ellicott and Celoron voters will now vote at the Resource Center, rear entrance, 200 Dunham Ave., Celoron.

Eligibility to Vote: Any Chautauqua County citizen at least age 18 at the date of the primary election who has previously registered and affiliated with the Republican Party, Working Families Party in Dunkirk and Independence Party in Dunkirk, Arkwright or Carroll are eligible to vote.

How to determine where to vote and voter affiliation? Visit www.votechautauqua.com and click on “Personal Voter Lookup” to access the voter’s current voting record or call the Board of Elections at 753-4580.

How to see a sample of the ballot? Visit www.votechautauqua.com and click on “Sample Ballots” to view the Election Day ballot.

Moved? If a voter registered with a party having a primary and they are in current active or inactive voter registration status anywhere in New York State and subsequently have moved into Chautauqua County and failed to notify the Board of Elections so they could relocate the poll record, the voter may go to his or her new polling place and fill out a provisional affidavit ballot that will be counted along with the absentees, once the voter is proven to be eligible.

Going to be out of town on Primary Day? The Board of Elections, 7 N. Erie St. Mayville is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one stop application and simultaneous voting. Early voting is not available for this Primary election.

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