SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The 2012 election for the Citizens Nominating Committee will be Nov. 14, and for the first time, residents can vote both in person at village hall or with a mail-in ballot.
Ballots are available at Village Hall, the Scarsdale Public Library and the committee's website and were mailed to houses in advance. The committee is hopeful the new method will help boost total voting.
Most years, approximately 500 residents turn out to vote, peaking in 2009 with 664 voters. David Brodsky, the chair of the group's procedure committee, said nearly 50 ballots already have been cast by mail, but 10 percent of those are not complying with the requirements that voters put their name and home address on the envelope and seal them.
“It is critical to comply with these requirements,” he said. “Or the ballots inside will not be counted. People who have not done so can re-vote and their original ballot will be discarded.”