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Cast Your Ballots! Election Day in Pelham

Today is Election Day.

 

After months of primary and general election campaigning, today is the day Americans cast their collective ballots.

At the top of the ticket is the election for President between incumbent Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. There are also important races for both the US Senate and House of Representatives, both houses of the New York Assembly and locally for Town Justice between Democrat Frederick Dettmer and Republican John Gardner.

Look up your polling place with this link.

Polling Places:

  • Pelham Town House, 20 Fifth Ave
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 575 Fowler Ave
  • Pelham Manor Fire Department Headquarters, 4 Penfield Place

"All voters should go to their regular polling places," said an announcement by Board of Election Commissioners Douglas A. Colety and Reginald A. LaFayette.

According to the Westchester County Board of Elections, there are a "handful" of polling places still without electricity following Hurricane Sandy last week. Generators will be provided for those sites if power is not restored by 8 p.m. Monday night. 

In order to make voting accessible to New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that those displaced by the storm could present an affadavit and vote at any polling site.

"If they cannot reach their polling site or their site is shutdown, only then should they vote at an alternative site, the governor's release stated. 

Those who vote at alternate sites will be able to vote in the presidential and U.S. Senate contests "and for any other candidate and ballot initiative that appears on the official ballot where the voter is registered." 

antoinette iemma November 06, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Barack Obama is incumbent and challenger? This election has 2 candidates and the other's name is Mitt Romney. So much for accurate and fair news from the Pelham Patch.
antoinette iemma November 06, 2012 at 02:26 PM
The correction and addition of Mitt Romney's name to this article, on election day, is appreciated.

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