There will be a contest in the November election for the town of Union board.

A state Supreme Court judge has ruled the names of two Democratic candidates will appear on the ballot.

Some signatures on the petitions for Frank Palmisano and William Tastle had faced a Republican challenge.

Democrats had conceded the petition work had been "sloppy" but they maintained the problems were not intentional.

The judge concluded that while the petitions contained errors, they weren't a result of fraud or deception.

The court ruling clears the way for a battle for the Union town board seats.