Midday News Brief

Written by 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.


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