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Every eligible voter in Scipio should plan to vote this 2020 Election.
Scipio Fire Station Polling Site for Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
Our regular poll site will be open all day, 6am to 9pm, on November 3rd. Voters and poll workers are required to wear masks and observe the usual 6-foot social distance between people. Hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes will be available.
Early Voting October 24 – November 1, 2020
There will be nine days of Early Voting at the Venice Town Office, 2479 Rte. 34 from October 24th through November 1st. Registered voters may vote at the following times:
10.24.20 9 am – 2 pm 10.29.20 9 am – 5 pm
10.25.20 9 am – 2 pm 10.30.20 7 am – 3 pm
10.26.20 9 am – 5 pm 10.31.20 9 am – 2 pm
10.27.20 noon – 8 pm 11.1.20 9 am – 2 pm
10.28.20 noon – 8 pm
Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot, but you must apply for the ballot. Applications are available on the Cayuga County Board of Elections website and at the Board of Elections office, 157 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021.
Absentee ballots will be mailed beginning on October 1st. Ballots can be returned by mail to the Board of Elections, delivered to their office at 157 Genesee Street, Auburn during office hours, or delivered to any Cayuga County Early Voting or Election Day poll site when the poll site is open.
The Eastern Hemlock thrives in the ravines and steep slopes in the southern sections of Cayuga County. It is estimated that the Eastern Hemlock makes up ten percent of the tree coverage within the Owasco Lake Watershed. The invasive specie, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid has been identified in Scipio and surrounding townships. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is best identified during the winter months when their white, woolly growth stands out on the Hemlock twig. The environmental concern is when the Hemlock stands die off their root structure will no longer hold the ravine slopes in place causing major erosion and sediment into Owasco Lake.
Recently, six members of the Owasco Watershed Lake Association completed training and are now, official Owasco Hemlock Hunters in the Cornell Hemlock Initiative. This winter they will be surveying the ravines in Scipio, and near Cascade to identify healthy stands of Hemlock and to document areas of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid infestation. Property owners will be contacted for permission to survey and access the tree stands along the ravine sites identified.