EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Voter turnout varied in southern Westchester on Tuesday, as residents made their way to the polls to make their choices for both local offices and Westchester county executive.
The county executive race that has seen incumbent Republican Rob Astorino facing a challenge from New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson was the main draw, but there were several local races, including the first town supervisor race in a decade in Eastchester.
“This is an important election for everyone, whomever we elect is going to be in charge of our county government for the next four years,” Adam Washington, 72, said while leaving Mount Vernon City Hall. “The numbers have seemingly been down in recent years outside of presidential elections, so hopefully people step up to the plate and take a few minutes to vote.”
According to poll workers, in Eastchester, voting turnout was stronger than it has been in recent years, with Democrat Mike Denning challenging incumbent Supervisor Anthony Colavita, who is seeking a fifth consecutive term. With village elections held in March, voting slow in Scarsdale, while Mount Vernon remained a busy spot for voters.
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, and are set to close at 9 p.m., with results becoming available shortly thereafter. Voting spiked at around 7 a.m. as people made their way to work, and poll workers anticipate a late surge as people return home from the office.
“It’s the same thing at every election, with voters coming early and late, depending on their work schedules,” a Bronxville poll worker said. “Things are usually crazy right away, then there’s a lull, and then there’s a push right before the polls close.”
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