continued “The Rotterdam primary situation is unprecedented,” said Quail. “The numbers of primaries across the landscape is also substantial.”
Outside of Rotterdam elections there are some primaries, but not the same volume of contested ballot lines.
In Niskayuna there is an opportunity to ballot for the Conservative lines of Town Supervisor, two Town Board seats and Town Clerk. The Conservative endorsed candidates for those lines include Joe Landry for Supervisor, Julie McDonnell and Liz Orzel Kasper for Town Board and Michele Martinelli for Town Clerk. There would be a write-in for each candidate against the endorsed picks.
“Whenever there is a primary for public office, there is always write-in opportunities,” said Quail.
For the County Legislature District 3 seat, covering Glenville, Niskayuna and Scotia, there is an opportunity to ballot for the Conservative line against Cathy Gatta.
The county Board of Elections is reviewing all specific objections filed to determine if any candidate will be removed from a potential ballot line.
“It is part of the process and what really matters is whether or not specific objections come in,” said Quail.