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Primary vote location changed for Oneonta district two

Primary vote location
changed for Oneonta district two

STAFF REPORT • Special to

Because of COVID restrictions, the poll locations for primary day, Tuesday, June 22, was changed in district two to Oneonta Town Hall.

Early voting will be available at the Foothills Performing Arts Center and the Board of Elections.

All other voting locations will stay the same.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For additional information,  contact the Board of Elections at 607-547-4247/4325 or

Go to for a full list of voting information.



Mac Benton Is Joining Cooperstown Distillery

Mac Benton Is Joining

Cooperstown Distillery

Trustee Resigns From Elections Post
Mac Benton

COOPERSTOWN – MacGuire Benton announced a few minutes ago he is resigning as assistant Democratic elections commissioner at the Otsego County Board of Elections to join Cooperstown Distillery.

Benton, a Cooperstown village trustee, said he’s joining the growing company as the New York Brand Ambassador, working on strategic sales to expand the distillery’s brands across the Empire State.

He said he will continue to live in Cooperstown, “and plan on continuing my service to the village.”

Signatures Validated

Signatures Validated

Collier Can Run, Board of Elections Rules

Erin Collier speaks at the Otsego County Youth Food Movement forum last Friday in Cooperstown. (Parker Fish/

By PARKER FISH • Special to

COOPERSTOWN – The state Board of Elections determined this afternoon that Cooperstown native Erin Collier’s signatures on her campaign petition were valid, clearing the way for her name to appear on the ballot in the 19th Congressional District Democratic primary June 26.

Collier garnered over 2,700 signatures on her petition, more than double the amount that is required and, according to Collier, more than most other congressional candidates in the 19th.

But her petition was challenged by Gardiner Town Democratic Party vice chair Barbara Rose Sides, who contested many of the signatures.  The Gardiner Democrats had endorsed Pat Ryan, an Iraq veteran and tech executive who lives in proximity.

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