Mar 15, 2022
SARANAC LAKE — It’s Election Day in Saranac Lake and voters have their choice of three candidates for village mayor and three candidates for two trustee seats.
Polls are open in the basement of the Harrietstown Town Hall from noon to 9 p.m. Voters are asked to enter by the front door on Main Street. Results from the election will be read aloud at the close of the polls. The Enterprise will have results from the election online tonight and in Thursday’s paper.
The election is open to those who are registered to vote in the village of Saranac Lake only. Masks are no longer required to be worn inside while voting, according to village Clerk Kareen Tyler.
There are three candidates for mayor.
Melinda Little, a current board member and deputy mayor, is running for mayor on the Democratic and “Common Sense” party lines. She’s running on a platform of experience and a new type of collaborative leadership.
Jimmy Williams, a local businessowner whose name appears as “James Williams” on the ballot, is running for mayor on the Republican and Independent SL party lines. He’s running on a platform of “repairing relationships” that have been bruised in the past and focusing on locals more than tourists.
Jeremy Evans, the CEO of the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency, is running on the independent “Stronger SL” party line. He’s running on a platform of economic development, code imrovements and transparency in government.
The mayor position carries a four-year term.
There are three candidates seeking two available trustee seats on the village board. Voters will be able to vote for two of them.
Kelly Brunette, a current village trustee, is running on the Democratic and Stronger SL party lines.
Matt Scollin, an Adirondack Health spokesman whose name appears as “Matthew Scollin” on the ballot, is running on the Stronger SL party line.
Susan Waters, a former village board trustee, is running on the Democratic and Common Sense party lines.
The trustee positions have a four-year term.
Tyler said the village has distributed exactly 100 absentee ballots. All of these may not be returned, she said, but over half had been returned by Monday night.