NY village holding mayoral election with no candidates

A central New York village is holding a mayoral election on Tuesday with no candidates.  The village of Poland Mayor Mary Paul decided to step down for personal reasons and the election is to replace her.

Since there are no candidates, the race will be decided by write-in votes.  Village Clerk Brandie Guarno says that if the winner does not want the position, he or she must resign.  If that happens the mayor will be appointed.

Poland, located 55 miles east of Syracuse, has a population of about 500.  Polls are open from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the village office.


With the Associated Press.