Residents throughout Essex County will be heading to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 8, to vote on the people they feel can best lead their town.
The position of Essex County Clerk is up for grabs, as incumbent clerk Joseph “Joe” Provoncha of North Hudson will look to keep his seat in the face of a challenge from Brent Vosburg of Elizabethtown.
“Right now, my top priority is maintaining services during these tough economic times,” Provoncha said.
“Controlling costs is always a priority,” Vosburg said.
In six towns, the incumbent supervisor is facing a challenge, including the county seat of Elizabethtown, where Noel Merrihew III, is running against Margaret “Maggie “Bartley.
In Essex, incumbent Sharon Boisen is running for her second term in office and faces a challenge from Frank Walls.
Keene incumbent supervisor William “Bill” Ferebee also will be challenged for his seat by Paul Vincent.
In North Elba, incumbent Supervisor and current vice chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Robert “Roby” Politi faces off against Derek Doty.
For the second election, voters in the town of Westport will choose between incumbent Supervisor Daniel Connell and current town councilman Bruce Ware. Connell defeated Ware in the 2009 election for the position.
In Willsboro, incumbent Supervisor Edward “Ed” Hatch will face Lane Sayward in the Nov. 8 election.
There are also several towns that have races for town council as well as contested elections for town highway department supervisors/Department of Public Works commissioner.
Nov. 8 polling will take place starting at 6 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. that evening. Polling places in local towns are as follows:
Chesterfield: Keeseville Knights of Columbus, 1435 US Route 9 (Districts 1, 2, and 4)
Elizabethtown: Town Hall, 7563 Court Street (all)
Essex: Essex Fire Hall, 2659 NYS Route 22 (Districts 1 and 2)
Jay: Amos and Julia Ward Theater. 12 Parkside Road, Jay (District 1); Town Office, 11 School Street, Au Sable Forks (District 2)
Keene: Town Hall, 10892 NYS Route 9N, Keene (District 1); Fire Hall, 15 Market Street, Keene Valley (District 2)
Lewis: Town Hall, 8574 US Route 9 (all)
North Elba: Town Hall, upstairs, 2693 Main Street, Lake Placid (Districts 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6); Town House, 193 River St., Saranac Lake (Districts 2 and 7)
St. Armand: Town Hall, 1702 NYS Route 3, Bloomingdale (all)
Westport: United Church of Christ, 2569 County Route 10, Wadhams (District 1); Westport Community Center, 22 Champlain Avenue, Westport (District 2)
Willsboro: Willsboro Visitors Center, 3743 Main Street (Districts 1 and 2)
Wilmington: Community Center, 7 Community Circle (all)