POLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York village is holding a mayoral election with no candidates.

The Observer-Dispatch of Utica says the election on Tuesday is supposed to choose a replacement for village of Poland Mayor Mary Paul, who has decided to step down for personal reasons.

Since there are no candidates, the race will be decided by write-in votes.

Village Clerk Brandie Guarno says that if the winner does not want the position, he or she must resign.

Poland, located 55 miles east of Syracuse, has a population of about 500.

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