MOUNT KISCO, NY During an off year for local elections many voters could be expected to stay away from the polls. In Mount Kiscos District 2, residents are steadily making their way to the booths and casting their ballots.
By 11 a.m., nearly 90 people had voted, which is considered a fine turnout for the district at that time of day. While those voting had their favorites, many seemed less than thrilled with the actual voting machines.
People are really still vocalizing their objections to the new system, said Patricia Reilly, an elections inspector and former Mount Kisco mayor. Perhaps it will take a bit more time. Change is difficult for a lot of people.
As current mayor J. Michael Cindrich is running unopposed, Reilly said she is hoping that in the next election a member of the public will try his or her hand in running for office, at least for the sake of competition.
We all know that opposition is healthy, so maybe people will now come up and try to run," she said. "Its a very rewarding experience; you feel just great being able to serve. In some way youre giving back to the community.
Regarding local voting, along with voting for the mayors position, the community will be choosing two sets of trustee pairings. Trustees George L. Griffin Jr. (D) and Anthony C. Markus (D) are on the ballot as uncontested Democratic and Independent party candidates. Residents may vote for any two candidates in the race.
Jacqueline T. Vedder and Martha Glantz are on the ballot as Open Book party Library Trustee candidates. Residents may also vote for any two candidates.
In addition to the local races, Mount Kisco residents will be voting on State Supreme Court Justice for the 9th Judicial District and County Legislator for the 2nd district. Robert DiBella (D), Paul Marx (D), and Edward P. Borrelli (R) are all running for that post. Residents may vote for two candidates.
Peter B. Harckham (D) and Peter Michaelis (R) are running for Westchester County Legislator, 2nd District.
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