WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Primary voting is just days away and in Watertown, there are six people vying for two council seats.
By law, the city has non-partisan government so candidates don't represent a party. But the long standing unique system has already caused some confusion.
A ballot that was sent to absentee voters gave instructions to vote for up to four when people really should just choose two. It was a mistake that was discovered and corrected. Mayor Jeff Graham says new ballots have been sent out.
Thursday, the public heard from the candidates at a forum at the Italian American Civic Association. Graham says he's relieved he caught the mistake in time.
"I'm glad it was caught and I'm glad the people will have an opportunity to vote accurately on Tuesday," Graham said.
After voters pick their two choices, the top four candidates will move on to the general election. When voters head to the polls in November, they will vote for two.