The deadline to register to vote in the June 25 primary is this Friday, the state Board of Elections reported.

Voters must be members of the political party involved to cast ballots. Changes of address must be processed by June 5.

Primaries to be held locally this year — the first since the state changed its local primary date from September to coincide with the federal primaries in the state — include:


  • Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and Allegany County Board of Legislators Chairman Curt Crandall, R-Belfast, are seeking the Republican nomination for the 57th Senate District seat in November.

Cattaraugus County

  • Legislature — District 1 Republicans will choose between Constance Johnson, M. Andrew Burr and Richard Klancer for two spots on the November ballot. The district includes the towns of Dayton, New Albion, Otto, Perrysburg and Persia. District 7 Republicans will choose between James Snyder Jr., Kip Morrow, Danny Hale and Eric Firkel for two nominations. The district includes the towns of Hinsdale, Huymphrey, Ischua, Olean and Portville. Richard C. Smith, Brian George, Kelly Andreano and Frank Higgins are seeking the three GOP nominations for District 8, which includes the city of Olean.
  • City of Olean — In Ward 2, Keven Bartholomew and Jason Panus are seeking the Republican nod for alderman. In Ward 6, Nate Smith and Peyton Kunselman are seeking the GOP nomination for alderman.
  • City of Salamanca — Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Conservatives will all choose between Matthew Swenson and William Gabler for city court judge.
  • Town of Dayton — David Kohler and Angie Mardino-Miller are seeking the GOP nod for supervisor; Jake Hansen-Ivett, Susan Taber and Paul Luce are seeking two nominations for councilman; and Thomas Chupa and Brian Taber are seeking the nomination for highway superintendent.
  • Town of Farmersville — Francis Lounsbury Jr. and Robert Karcher are seeking the Republican nomination for supervisor; and James Karaszewski and Barry Tingue are seeking the GOP nod for highway superintendent.
  • Town of Freedom — Jennifer Daugherty and Mindy Holland are seeking the Republican nomination for town clerk; and Geoffrey Milks, John Hill and Raymond Feness are seeking two nominations for councilman.
  • Town of Great Valley — Democratic Party members will choose between James Brennan and John Harrington to nominate for highway superintendent.
  • Town of Napoli — John Adams, Daniel Martonis and Michelle Clinger are seeking two nominations for a four-year term on the town board.

Allegany County

(Note: The Republican parties in the towns of Caneadea, Granger, New Hudson, Rushford and West Almond have not set dates for caucuses as of Wednesday. The town of Belfast GOP will caucus at 7 p.m. June 10 at the Belfast Municipal Building.)

  • Town of Alma — Democrats and Republicans will each chose two candidates for town councilman. The Democratic candidates are Diane Cox, Karen Dickerson and Roxie LaForge Roliczek. Republicans will choose between Steve Dickerson Sr., Jerry Currier, Robert Warboys and Laura Bock.
  • Town of Amity — Republicans will chose between David Gominiak and Dennis Stack for town justice; and between Bill Bigelow and Harold Mitchell for highway superintendent.
  • Village of Angelica — Republicans will choose two candidates for a village trustee position. The candidates are Chris Geoppner, Todd Haggstrom and Robert Perry Jr.

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