County elections officials dealing with an added primary

NORWICH Ė Get ready for elections overload.

Itís getting late to combine the primary for New York State Legislature with the newly-scheduled Congressional primary on June 26, something local-level elections officials had hoped might happen. They of course now know itís not going to be lumped together with the presidential primary coming up on April 24, when the stateís Republicans will have to choose among Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul to run against President Barack Obama in November.

So, as far as Chenango County Republican Commissioner Harriet Jenkins is concerned, a fourth election for New Yorkís legislative candidates will have to take place sometime in September.

ďIt hasnít been set in stone yet. We still havenít heard ... but Iím betting itís going to be in September,Ē Jenkins said Monday.ĒWe didnít want four elections. We really didnít budget for that.Ē

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