MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Barbara Bohanan has been an election inspector for around 20 years and said Tuesday's turnout at the Weaver Street Firehouse was the best she has ever seen for a local election.
Bohanan, the chairperson for District 18, had gone through three pages of voter cards before noon. Poll workers at the Firehouse counted 275 ballots cast as of 2 p.m.
"For a local election it's a great turnout," said Bohanan, who has only seen better turnouts for presidential elections. "People seem to be really into the candidates. They're asking questions, looking at sample ballots, and taking their time making decisions."
While the Town Center polling location didn't get off to as quick a start as the Firehouse - which one poll worker said had 30 votes cast in his district as of 9 a.m. - they, too, have seen a steady stream of voters since 10 a.m.
"I'm expecting a big rush after people come home from work, around 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.," said Manfred Rosenthal, chairperson for District 22. As of 2 p.m., District 22 had 66 ballots cast, with the total number exceeding 300.
The ballots at the Weaver Street Firehouse carried the State Supreme Court, County legislator for District 7, Town Council and the unopposed Town Clerk, Justice and Supervisor. In addition to those, the Town Center polling location also carried the village Mayor and Trustee races.
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