LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors will soon implement a massive consolidation of voter districts, cutting the number of voter districts from 61 down to 38, and expanding their size.
According to the the Livingston County Board of Elections, voter districts in Avon, Caledonia, Conesus, Geneseo, Groveland, Leicester, Lima, Livonia, Mount Morris, North Dansville, Nunda, Sparta, Springwater, York will be fully readjusted by Feb. 15, and will operate under new voting districts starting Apr. 1, in time for the November election season.
“We met with committees in towns with more than one election district,” said Laura Schoonover, Commissioner for the Board of Elections. “Some towns found that there is a significant savings in reducing the number of election inspectors, but some found that it would actually cost taxpayers more to travel further to polling places.”
Meetings were held throughout December to formalize the new districts in Avon, Caledonia, Groveland, Leicester, Lima, Livonia, Mount Morris, North Dansville, and York, and another for Conesus occurred Jan. 5.
Two new political parties will now be recognized by the State, bringing the total up to eight. These two new political parties still have to elect officers and confirm their official party names.
The State Elections Committee will meet the week of Jan. 12-15 in Albany, with the Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners attending.
Village caususes will be held Jan. 20 through Jan. 27. Elections will be held in the villages of Dansville, Livonia, Mount Morris, and Nunda on Wednesday, Mar. 18.
PHOTO CAPTION: The proposed voter district map for Avon.