Madison County early voting reminder: Primary elections to be held in Oneida

ONEIDA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — The Madison County Board of Elections is announcing a primary election in Oneida in two weeks.

The primary will be for both major parties and will be held on Tuesday, June 25. The Democratic Primary is a state and local primary, while the Republican primary is local only. If you wish to vote in this election, you must be a registered voter by Saturday, June 15.

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The Democratic contest will help decide who will oppose Representative Brandon Williams for the 22nd Congressional District Seat in Congress. Sarah Klee Hood will be running against John Mannion in that race.

The fourth ward in Oneida will be deciding which two people represent their ward in the Oneida County Committee. It is a three-person race between Michelle Ironside Kinville, Robert Winchell and Daniel Jones. The fifth ward Republican race is a four-person race for the same two seats in their ward. Edward Reid, Carol Reid, Brahim Zogby and Peter Hedglon will be competing for those seats.

Early voting for the State and local primary election will be held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Sayles Street in Oneida from Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 23. Early voting will occur between 9 am and 5 pm, except on Tuesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 20, where they will occur between noon and 8 pm. This time is available to facilitate voters who wish to vote early. No votes will be tallied until the polls close on June 25.

The county also reminded voters that, because of changes to election law, if voters have been issued an early or absentee ballot to vote by mail, they may not vote by machine during early voting or during the election.

For more information on the contest, to request early voting and absentee ballots or to register for the primary, you may contact the Madison County Board of Elections at 315-366-2231 or by accessing their website here. You may also register for early voting or an absentee ballot by coming into the office on North Court Street in Wampsville.

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