Corning City Council will vote Tuesday night to decide the representative for the city’s Second Ward after the two candidates running for the spot tied in the general election.
In November’s general election, Democrat Kate Paterson and Republican Michele Beckman each received 273 votes. The candidate chosen to represent the ward tomorrow will do so for one year.
As a result, the Second Ward has been vacant since the election.
In April 2016, Beckman was voted in 5-3 by council after Democratic Councilman Lee Welles stepped down.
Both Paterson and Beckman say they plan to run in Nov. 2017’s special election which will decide who fills the position for the following two years.
The vote takes place at Corning City Hall at 6:30 p.m.