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Turnout light for area village elections

Two write-ins enough to secure one justice seat

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No one officially ran for the job of St. Johnsville village justice, and just four people showed up to vote in Tuesday’s municipal election. Two of those voters wrote the name of local resident Scott Cook on their empty ballot, according to village clerk Karen Crouse, making Cook the winner of a three-year term as justice. Other village elections across the region Tuesday brought in more than four voters, but still racked up lower-than-usual turnouts. ...

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