STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The same two candidates who ran against each other in the Aug. 9 Republican Party primary for Oneida County clerk will face each other again in the Nov. 8 general election.
Tracy Hartman, who is the Crescent town clerk, won the GOP nomination for county clerk after outpolling Kerri Ison, a deputy county clerk, 1,466-1,164.
Though Hartman will be the only county clerk candidate listed on the general election ballot, Ison has registered to run for county clerk as a write-in. Ison’s letter registering her write-in candidacy was filed Friday with the county clerk’s office.
Hartman and Ison were the only two candidates of any party running for county clerk in the primary. Because of partisan primary rules that limit voters to casting ballots in a single party, only voters who cast ballots on the Republican ticket were able to vote for them last month. Voters in the general election are allowed to select candidates across party lines.
Current county clerk Mary Bartelt, who decided not to run for another four-year term, will be leaving office after the end of this year.