Board of Elections announces caucus dates and sites

MAYVILLE – Chaut-auqua County Election Commissioners Norman P. Green-D and Brian C. Abram-R have announced Democratic and Republican caucuses are set for six Chautauqua County villages over the next 10 days for the nomination of candidates for the March 18 village election. In addition, three other villages will nominate independent candidates.

Information for the nine villages holding 2014 elections was provided by the commissioners.

Bemus Point: Democrats caucus Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:15 p.m., See-Zurh House, 14 Main St., and Republicans caucus Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., Bemus Point Village Hall, 13 Alburtus Ave. There will be elections for two expiring village trustee terms.

Brocton: Portland Town Hall, 87 West Main St. is the site for both major party caucuses on Saturday, Jan. 25, with the Republicans at 9 a.m. and the Democrats at 10 a.m. There will be an election for one village trustee vacancy.

Cherry Creek: Cherry Creek Village Hall, 6763 Main St. is the site for both major party caucuses on Saturday, Jan 25, for the Democrats at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 23, for the Republicans at 7 p.m. There will be an election for the expiring terms of the mayor and two village trustees.

Forestville: Forestville Village Hall Municipal Building, 18 Chestnut St., is the site for both major political party caucuses on Thursday, Jan. 23, for the Democrats at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 28, for the Republicans at 6 p.m. There will be an election for the expiring terms of the mayor and two village trustees.

Mayville: Mayville American Legion, 144 South Erie St., is the site for both major party caucuses on Wednesday, Jan. 22, for the Democrats at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 25 for the Republicans at 1 p.m. There will be an election for the expiring terms of the mayor and two village trustees.

Panama: Did not file for major party caucuses, but will have a March village election conducted by the Board of Elections. There will be an election for the expiring terms of the mayor and one village trustee.

Sherman: Did not file for major party caucuses, but will have a March village election conducted by the Board of Elections. There will be an election for two expiring village trustee terms and one village trustee vacancy.

Sinclairville: Did not file for major party caucuses, but will have a March village election conducted by the Sinclairville Village Clerk. There will be an election for two expiring village trustee terms and one village trustee vacancy.

Westfield: Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., is the site for both major political party caucuses Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. for the Democrats and Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. for the Republicans.

Celoron, Falconer, Fredonia, Lakewood and Silver Creek elections are conducted in concert with the November General Elections. Cassadaga does not have any offices to be filled at an election in 2014.

A village caucus is the meeting of village voters affiliated with the major party holding the caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates. Candidates are nominated to village office in Chautauqua County either by the filing of a major party caucus certificate or by the filing of an independent party petition.

Independent petitions for the public village offices listed above can be filed at the Chautauqua County Board of Elections Tuesday, Feb. 4 through Tuesday, Feb. 11. However, Sinclairville conducts all election filings with its village clerk.

Contact the Board of Elections at 753-4580 with additional questions.