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Erie County

Early voting, which starts later this month, is the subject of a forum Oct. 21 at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Erie County Democratic Election Commissioner Jeremy Zellner, who also is the county Democratic chairman, will lead the discussion on "Voting and Early Voting 101: The Erie County Board of Elections and Changes in the New York Voting System" from 7 to…

Erie County

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and challenger Lynne Dixon held back on fireworks until the end of their debate Wednesday evening in the auditorium of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, which was broadcast live on WIVB -TV, Channel 4, and co-sponsored by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. “If he has such a strong record,” Dixon said in her closing statement, “why is h…

Erie County

With less than a month before Election Day, the two candidates for Erie County executive are painting vastly different pictures of county government finances. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says its financial health has never been better since the county's fiscal crisis 15 years ago, pointing to lower debt, lower property tax rates and more spent on county service…