Officials Get Ready For Unusual Primary Day In WatertownPosted: Updated:
For the first time in recent memory, voters in Watertown will be casting two ballots and signing two poll books on primary day.
That's because this year there are two elections happening at the same time - one for city council and one city court judge.
Election inspectors are getting ready for when voters need to sign those two books and cast two ballots.
"With this non-partisan primary happening at the same time as the partisan primaries, we have two different eligibilities. One is open to anybody and one is closed to anybody but Republicans, Conservatives, and Independents," said Jefferson County Election Commissioner Jude Seymour.
Primary elections are Tuesday, September 12 from noon to 9 p.m.
There are two people running for Watertown's city court judge. Cathy Palermo and Anthony Neddo are running on the Republican, Conservative and Independent lines.
Five candidates running for city council. Only the four people with the most votes will be on the ballot in November.