Voters in seven villages in the Cayuga County-area will head to polls on Tuesday to make choices in races for mayor, trustee and in one case, justice.

In most of these races, candidates are running unopposed. Just two of the offices up for election among these villages featured contested races, and in one case, no candidate names will appear on the ballots.

Here's a roundup of which villages are holding elections Tuesday and what's on the ballots:


Two four-year trustee seats are up for election in the village of Cato, and two candidates are running.

Incumbment Republican Donald Thompson and Republican newcomer Nicole Moose are on the ballot for the four-year terms. Incumbent Donald Hoyt is not seeking re-election.

Voting is set for noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Cato Village Hall, 2564 Millard Ave.


Two trustee seats and the mayor's office are up for election this year in the village of Cayuga.

In the race to fill two, two-year trustee terms, incumbent Tara Fricano is running on the Neighbors for the Community Party, incumbent Donald Wilson Jr. is running on the Cayuga Loyalist Party and newcomer Christopher P. Ryan appears on the 150 Plus Party.

Incumbent village Mayor William Sherman is running unopposed on the Cayuga First Party line for a two-year term.

Voting takes place from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Cayuga Village Office, 6205 Railroad St.


Three unopposed candidates are seeking seats in Jordan.

Michael Weirs, the current village justice, and Mark Gustafson, a trustee on the village board, are both seeking re-election. Another trustee, Errin Chilson, is not seeking re-election, and Casey Brim is on the ballot running for Chilson's spot. All of the positions run on four-year terms, and each running candidate is with the Citizens Party.

Voting starts at noon and ends at 9 p.m. at Jordan Bramley Library, at 15 Mechanic St. in the building's community room. ​

Port Byron

Three of Port Byron's five village board seats are up for election this year.

Mayor Ronald Wilson, a Republican who is also endorsed by the Democratic Party, is running unopposed for another four-year term as mayor.

Three people are vying for the two open trustee seats, which are also four-year terms. Incumbents Patrick Fenton, a Republican, and John Bell, a Democrat, are running along with newcomer Jeffrey Emerson, a Republican.

Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Port Byron Village Office, 52 Utica St.


Three candidates are vying for two open seats, both with four-year terms, as village trustees.

Incumbent Gregg Eriksen of the Citizens Party and newcomer Kathleen Zapata of the Village Party are on the ballot. Incumbent Sue Dove is not seeking re-election.

Voting runs from noon to 9 p.m. at the Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department, 77 W. Genesee St.

Union Springs


Three seats are up for grabs but there's no competition on the ballot.

The mayor's seat and two trustee seats, all two-year terms, are up for election. Incumbents Mayor Bud Shattuck, and trustees Bill Boyd Jr. and Marion Case are all running for re-election. All candidates are with the Republican Party.

Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the meeting room at the Union Springs Village Office, 26 Chapel St. Due to the election, the village's regular monthly board meeting was moved from Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.


Due to a trustee resigning mid-term, the village is holding a special election to fill a vacant trustee seat.

Chris Lukins, with the Republican Party, resigned from the village board in December. Typically, a trustee term is four years long, but the elected trustee will be appointed to the remaining three years of the term.

No one is officially on the ballot for the election, so whoever becomes the next trustee will win the seat by having the most write-in votes.

Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the  Weedsport Village Office, 8892 South St.

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