County election commissioners support single June primary

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Commissioners from New York's county boards of elections support a single state and federal primary date in June, a leader of their association said today at an Assembly hearing on voter accessibility.

Members of the state board have also expressed support a single primary date, pointing to potential cost savings.

Some municipalities have objected because a combined June election could conflict with village elections. But Joseph Welch, Steuben County elections commissioner and chairman of the association's legislative committee, said, “The county boards will indeed adapt."