The New Hartford Registrars of Voters, Daria Hart (Democrat) and Lila Tuxbury (Republican) will be holding a lottery this evening, Monday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room (the Jail Door Conference Room) to determine the order of the names of the candidates on the ballots in this fall’s elections.
For offices in which voters are allowed to vote for more than one candidate, the names of all major, minor and nominating petition candidates will be listed on the appropriate horizontal row of the November 3 election ballot in the order determined by the Registrars of Voters by means of a lottery held in public in accordance with state statute.
In accordance with these laws, after the nomination of candidates for a multiple-opening office by a major or minor party or nominating-petition party candidate is finalized, both registrars together must hold a public lottery to determine the horizontal order of the names within the appropriate row on the election ballot. They must also provide at least five days’ public notice for the ceremony.
Note: We apologize for the lateness of transmitting this information. Â We became aware of it at 4:45 p.m. during a conversation at Town Hall with Christine Hayward, in the First Selectman’s Office. Â Many thanks: to Christine for mentioning this item, so that we might communicate it to our readers.
Blight Task Force Meets Tonight With First Selectman, Zoning Officer Present
The Blight Task Force will be holding its first meeting tonight since its June 18 meeting; see our June 20 report of that meeting Residents Turn Out For Blight Task Force Meeting. Â After that meeting several concerns regarding the Â operation of the Task Force were brought to the Board of Selectmen; see our July 6 Blight Task Force Concerns Brought To Selectmen, and our July 8 report on the Board of Selectmen meeting … Blight Concerns… At BOS Meeting.
Members of the public are invited to sit in on the meeting; however, they will not be allowed to make comments during the meeting, a restriction placed on residents who may be planning to attend the meeting by Mike Cvercko, Chairman of the Blight Task Force. Â This condition is being placed on the public’s attendance so that, according to an email sent by Mike Cvercko: “This will allow us to focus on the issues and make the much needed progress toward meeting our charter. There will be plenty of opportunity for public comment later in the process.”
The agenda for the meeting says that the First Selectman and the Zoning Officer will be attending this evening’s meeting. Â We were able to confirm with Karl Nilsen, Zoning Officer, that he will be attending the meeting. Â We were unable to confirm the presence of First Selectman Earl MacInnes since he was not in the office today. For the agenda for this meeting, please see our Community Calendar.