Cattaraugus County Board of Elections Commissioners Kevin C. Burleson and Sue A. Fries issued a reminder that the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the upcoming village elections is Friday, March 8.
Tuesday, March 19 is village election day in Cattaraugus County with voting from noon until 9 p.m. Voter registration applications may be obtained at the Board of Elections office, 302 Court St., Little Valley or from the Board of Elections website at cattco.org. Any post office, county or state agency, city, town or village clerk also has voter registration forms.
Absentee application by mail deadline is March 12, but voters may apply in person through March 18. Delevan voters must apply with the village clerk as that village conducts its own election.
There will be no elections in the village of Franklinville. Other races are as follows (at polling sites so designated):
Allegany: Voters will vote at the village hall, 106 E. Main St. Three people are running for two village trustee positions: Democrat Daniel J. Gleason and Republicans John G. Davis and Jerry L. Cummins Sr. Lance R. Brennan is running uncontested for village judge.
Cattaraugus: Voters will vote at the Cattaraugus Firemen's Club, 150 South St. Eric W. Pritchard is running unopposed for mayor while John F. Bronnenberg and Richard M. Feuz are running unopposed for two village board positions.
Ellicottville: The election will be held at the Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Co., 1 Lyn Weishan Drive. Gregory R. Cappelli and Sherman J. Wilkens are running unopposed for two village board positions.
Gowanda: Voters will vote at the Gowanda Village Hall, 27 E. Main St. Peter P. Johnson of the Taxpayers Choice Party and Heather M. McKeever of the Open Door Party are running for a two-year term as mayor. Carol A. Sheibley of the Allegiance Party and Paul M. Zimmerman of the Open Door Party are running unopposed for two village board positions.
Little Valley: Voting will be held at the village municipal building, 101 Rock City St. The lone position is a village board seat to fill a vacancy. Robert N. Pearson is running unopposed.
Portville: Voters will vote at the village volunteer fire department hall, 15 S. Main St. Three people are running for two village board positions: Democrat Paul Slawiak and Republicans Joseph C. McLarney and Frank Morales. Chris J. Piaggi is running unopposed for a four-year term as village judge.
South Dayton: Voters will vote at the village library, 17 Park St.. Scott Kerr is running unopposed for mayor. There are four people running for two village board seats: Democrats Lori Peterson and Robert W. Killock and Republicans Dennis D. Ackley and Lynn J. Rupp. Kristen L. Griffin is running unopposed for a vacant village board seat.
State election law requires that to be eligible to vote in the village elections registrations must be received by the Board of Elections no later than Friday, March 8. Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before village election day, a citizen of the U.S. and have lived in the village for at least 30 days before the election.
For more information, call the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections at 938-2401, 938-2402 or 938-2403.