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Mailing address: PO Box 136, Belmont, NY 14813
Tel: (585) 610-4321 or (607) 661-8089
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Register to Vote!
The deadline for in-person registration and the postmark on mail-in registration is October 9, 2020. For more information and forms, visit the Allegany County Board of Elections website:
News from the Allegany County Board of Elections:
Three Ways To Vote In NY State
With much confusion across the country concerning voting in the Presidential Election during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Allegany County Board of Elections offers a three-way solution.
Barbara Broughton is the Democratic Deputy Election Commissioners for Allegany County whose office is located on Willets Ave. behind the Episcopal Church building.
She said Allegany County voters have three choices when it comes to voting in this year’s election. They can vote at their designated polling place on Election Day Nov. 3rd, or they can request an Absentee Ballot for mail-in purposes or Vote Early at the Board of Elections office.
“Unlike in some other states there are no ballots being automatically sent to registered voters,” she said.
Absentee Ballot or mail-in ballots usually requires a reason for being absentee, such as illness or serving in the military. This year due to the Coronavirus that requirement is being waived by Governor Cuomo.
Applications for Absentee Ballots must be requested as soon as possible by calling the office at phone (585-268-9295/9294) or dropping in, or filling out and mailing the application at the Board of Elections link above. The application must be returned asap to receive a ballot. Ballots will be sent out to the people who have requested them in the middle of October. They can be delivered by hand back to the office, dropped off at voting sites on Election Day or if mailed they must be postmarked no later than Nov. 3rd to be counted.
In past elections Broughton said the office usually receives around 1600 mailed in ballots. Those who choose the Early Voting option should contact the office,” Broughton said. Early Voting at the Board of Elections (8 Willets Ave., Belmont) will take place:
-Oct. 24th and 25th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-Oct. 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-Oct. 27th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-Oct. 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-Oct. 29th and 30th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ACDC in the news . . .
Allegany County Democrats open new Democratic Campaign Headquarters in Wellsville
Wellsville, NY— Neither wind nor rain nor construction barricades could keep the Allegany County Democratic Committee (ACDC) from ceremoniously opening its 2020 Election Headquarters on Thursday.
ACDC Chair Michael McCormick welcomed guests, saying “this headquarters in beautiful historic downtown Wellsville will serve us and the electorate well as we head into this incredibly important election. Our goal is 100% turnout among registered Democratic voters.”
County democrats are on the ballot in several town and village contests. Mr. McCormick specifically mentioned the Democratic candidate for our NYS Assembly seat, Ross Scott, and the Democratic candidate for our NYS Senate seat, Frank Puglisi.
Mr. Scott was the next dignitary to give remarks. For more than twenty years, he has been a country lawyer dealing mostly with the lives, rights, and problems of rural people. For the preceding thirty years, he had a career as a software engineer, communications engineer, and high technology consultant at all levels of government in areas of energy, environment, national security, and foreign affairs.
Mr. Scott named specific areas of focus for his campaign. He advocates maintaining strict standards for storage and disposal of nuclear waste at the state’s three power plants and at the West Valley Demonstration Project. And his scientific background in epidemiology informs his position on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He welcomes inquiries from voters by phone at 607-478-8000 or by email at Ross.Scott.for.Assembly@gmail.com.
Mr. McCormick then introduced the Democratic candidate for NYs 23rd District, Ms. Tracy Mitrano, calling her the “greatest candidate. She ran a beautiful campaign in 2018 and polling shows Tracy has an exceptionally good chance to win her election. That takes footwork. She’s done it and she’s still doing it. Tracy is in it to win it, and we’re here to help her.”
Ms. Mitrano then gave brief remarks, thanking the good people of Wellsville and Allegany County who have supported her “in the three years in which I’ve been running. In August of 2017, I predicted it would take two cycles to win this congressional seat. Allegany County has been helping right at the forefront. You’re an amazing community. I am grateful for every moment, every dollar, and every ounce of sweat you’ve given to this effort.”
She mentioned polling showing voter preference for presidential candidate Joe Biden is neck and neck with Trump in our district, a far cry from the 15-point Republican advantage in 2016. “This shows how Trump’s utter incompetence to establish a federal plan to get out ahead of this virus has played out, among his other failures. My opponent is Donald Trump’s honorary reelection campaign chair for New York State. Do I need to explain any further about the connection of these two peas in a pod?”
Mitrano said, “With your help, we’ll continue to let people know what our party stands for and how electing me to Congress supports those values. With Allegany County on our side, we’re going to roll right past my opponent and into Washington. We are going to win this race!”
After a ceremonial ribbon cutting, candidates, dignitaries and guests traveled to a private event in honor of Ms. Mitrano.
The 2020 Democratic Election Headquarters is open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week at 94 North Main St., Wellsville. Drop by, phone 585-610-4321, find them on FB and Twitter, or email email@example.com.
(Press Release by Karen Ash. Check out photos from the event in our Photo Gallery at the link above!)
ALLEGANY COUNTY DEMOCRATS MAKE MAJOR DONATION TO TRACY MITRANO CAMPAIGN
The Allegany County Democratic Committee (ACDC) has followed up its endorsement of Tracy Mitrano’s candidacy for Congress with a $1,000 donation—the maximum amount a local party organization can make to federal candidates in any calendar year.
This is Mitrano’s second bid to unseat the NY 23rd congressional district’s current representative, Republican Tom Reed.
“Our committee began its unwavering support for Tracy’s candidacy in 2018,” said ACDC chair Michael J. McCormick. “This contribution is another important expression of that support, but it is far from the last. We are working with volunteers across the county and indeed the entire district to register voters, to spread awareness of and preference for Tracy’s qualifications and platform, and to get out the vote in November to elect a compassionate, hard-working Democrat to our seat in Congress.”
“The Allegany Democratic Committee inspires me every time I visit with them. I love their can-do, optimistic spirit!” said Mitrano. “Their generosity in this contribution touches me deeply, and I thank them so very much for it in the promise that together we can and will make a difference!”
Our Upcoming Events:
Wed. Sept. 30:
Allegany County Democratic Committee will hold its organizational meeting at 6:30 pm at ACDC Election Headquarters, 94 N. Main Street, Wellsville.
Our Candidates . . .
Volunteer to help Tracy Mitrano's Campaign!
Contact Abigail Carr, Field Organizer by telephone: (607)743-3120 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Allegany County Democratic Committee has endorsed Tracy Mitrano for Congress, to represent the NY 23rd Congressional District. To learn more about the issues and Tracy's campaign, or to volunteer or contribute, please visit Tracy's website or Facebook page:
Ross Scott for NY State Assembly, 148th District
Scott Campaign Headquarters:
Tel: 716-379-3224 Ross.Scott.for.Assembly@gmail.com
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"Tuesday Talks With Tracy"
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