FAYETTE — Shortly after losing in a June 22 Republican Party primary for two Town Board seats, incumbent Republican board member Linda Zwick switched her enrollment to Democrat.

WATERLOO — The town’s 1,380 enrolled Democrats will be able to select a slate of candidates for the November elections at a party caucus scheduled for 7 p.m. July 16 at the home of Chairman Ted Young, 32 W. Wright Ave.

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LYONS — Since last year, when Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced he would not seek another term, there has been plenty of talk in the county about his possible successor.

SENECA FALLS — Incumbent Town Board members Doug Avery and David DeLelys were nominated to be on the Nov. 3 ballot after voting at Wednesday’s Democratic Party caucus held at People’s Park.

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PENN YAN — A village resident has joined a crowded field in the Republican primaries for Yates County Legislature.

PHELPS — The former president of the Phelps-Clifton Springs school board has his eye on another office: Phelps town supervisor.

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While Congressman Tom Reed keeps a low profile amid sexual harassment allegations brought before the House Ethics Committee, talk has begun in Republican circles about who might vie to succeed him on the GOP side.

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PENN YAN — In a decision that comes as little surprise, Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella is running for another four-year term.

DRESDEN — The only Yates County community that will have village elections this year is Dresden.

American democracy is suffering a crisis of confidence. In too many states, the very mechanics of elections has become a partisan and polarizing issue, with deeply damaging results. This year New York has the chance to model a path forward, with a bipartisan commitment to strengthening democ…

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CORNING — Congressman Tom Reed often has dropped hints during his weekly phone calls with reporters that a run for governor in 2022 might be in his future.