While it may be a big election year for the nation, only a few local races will decided next week as St. Lawrence County residents hit the ballots Tuesday.
Here is a rundown of contested races in St. Lawrence County:
Town of Canton
Voters in the Town of Canton will choose between Democrat Greg Storie and incumbent Republican Cathleen E. O'Horo for one Town Justice position.
Democrat Jesse Coburn and Republican Daniel Martin are competing for one seat on the Canton Town Council.
Village of Canton
In the Village of Canton three candidates are vying for two trustee positions. Democrat Dan McDonnell, incumbent Republican Mary Ann Ashley and Republican Michael E. Dalton are hoping to be elected.
Village of Massena
In Massena, village trustee incumbents Democrats Francis Carvel and Albert "Herb" Deshaies hope to retain their positions on the board as Republican challenger Dewitt Forbes attempts to push one of them out.
Village of Gouverneur
Voters in the Village of Gouverneur will choose two candidates for the board of trustees. Incumbent Republicans Charles W. Newvine and Nelson Lawrence will try to stave off independent hopeful Lawrence E. Woodrow.
Town of Macomb
Macomb voters will choose between Republican John F. Ceresoli and Conservative Joan K. Mason for the position of town justice.
Town of Parishville
Parishville residents will also choose a town justice next week as incumbent Republican Frank H. Dunning works to keep the position against Progressive Party candidate Dennis Lowe.
In the Town of Lisbon, no candidates are on the ballots, but Pat. J. Green and Gary J. Jarvis have publicly announced themselves as write-in candidates for vacant town council seat formerly held by C. Roger Shoen.
In Madrid Anya A. Tendler faces opposition from write-in candidate Bill Hull for the position of town justice.
In Rensselaer Falls no candidates have expressed interest in two vacant board of trustees The positions will likely be decided by write-ins.
While there are several other races throughout the county, the candidates involved are running unopposed.
For more information on the political races visit our elections page. http://northcountrynow.com/2012-candidates-and-races