Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on October 22, 2021
While Election Day is still over a week away, voters could begin casting ballots this weekend.
Early voting gets underway tomorrow and will run through October 31st. Turnout is likely to be high once again this year because most people will want to avoid potentially crowded polling places on Election Day due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
In Genesee County, the only site for early voting is the ARC Community Center on Woodrow Road in Batavia. This site serves as the early voting location for the City of Batavia and all Genesee County towns.
Early Voting Schedule at Arc GLOW Community Center, 38 Woodrow Rd., Batavia
Saturday, Oct 23 12pm – 5pm
Sunday, Oct 24 12pm-5pm
Monday, Oct 25, 9am – 5pm
Tuesday, Oct 26 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday, Oct 27 12pm – 8pm
Thursday, Oct 28, 9am – 5pm
Friday, Oct 29 9am – 5pm
Saturday, Oct 30 12pm – 5pm
Sunday, Oct 31 12pm-5pm
In the city of Batavia, voters will select three councilmen at large from a field of four candidates. The top three vote getters are elected. The filed includes incumbents Gene Jankowski, Bob Bialkowski and Jeremy Karas, all Republicans and the lone Democrat on the ballot is Erica O’Donnell.
County wide, voters will elect a county court judge. The lone candidate is Republican Melissa Cianfrini, a former Assistant District Attorney.
The lone candidate or Genesee County District Attorney is Kevin Finnell.
All nine members of the Genesee County legislature are running for re-election and all are Republicans, and all are running unopposed.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd.
A new poll is revealing how New Yorkers are feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic these days. According to the Siena Research Institute, 50-percent of people surveyed said they believe the worst of the health crisis is over. But 36-percent predict the worst of the pandemic is yet to come. When asked if think every day about protecting themselves and their families from coronavirus, 78-percent of people polled said yes.
The Buffalo Sabres are back on the ice tonight as they look to continue their perfect start to the brand-new season. The three-and-oh Sabres are hosting the Boston Bruins at KeyBank Center.
Face-off for tonight’s contest is scheduled for seven p-m.