Unofficial results from the Tompkins County Board of Elections show Joseph Cassidy and Kathy Luz Herrera moving on with the Democratic nominations for their races.
Herrera edged opponent Patty Sipman 162 votes to 149 for the Democratic party nomination for Tompkins County Legislator in the 2nd legislative district. The position is a four-year term. Voting in the 2nd district was close enough that absentee ballots, which will be counted in the coming days, could change the final results.
Joe Cassidy earned both the Democratic and Working Families nomations for a ten-year term as County Court Judge. Cassidy had 1,501 votes to 1,185 for runner-up Pamela Bleiwas in the Democratic race. Seth Peacock had 750 votes, and Kelly A. Damm finished with 321 votes. There were 11 write-in votes.
Herrera and Cassidy will appear on the ballots for the general election this fall.
Of Tompkins County's roughly 58,000 registered voters, only about 3,800 voted. Only Democratic and Working Families party members were eligible to vote; registered Democrats make up about 47% of voters in the county, compared to 24% Republican party members. 21% of registered voters in the county have not specified a party affiliation.
October 11th is the last day to register with the Tompkins County Board of Elections to be eligible to vote in this year's November 5th general election.