Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, when Peekskill-Cortlandt residents can make sure local government is hearing them by electing candidates to the Peekskill City Council, Peekskill Mayor, Cortlandt Town Board, Cortlandt Supervisor, and Westchester County Board of Legislators, as well as Cortlandt town justice.
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Below is a guide to local and county races, including who is running on which party lines. Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8. To get more information about the new voting machines, click and here.
If you're searching for the correct polling place, use the Westchester County Board of Elections poll location tool here or refer to our list of polling places by election district at the end of this article.
For all Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch coverage on candidates and the elections you can visit our Politics on Patch topic page here.
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ON THE BALLOT:
Members of the City Council serve a four-year term and are paid $8,500 per year. Here is who is running:
The mayor serves a two-year term and is paid $13,500 a year. The following individuals are running:
In Cortlandt, incumbent town supervisor Linda Puglisi (D, WF) is running unopposed for her position. Town Supervisor earn $116,000 per year. Incumbent town board members Francis Farrell (D, WF) and Richard Becker (D, WF) are also running unopposed for their positions, which pay $19,750 per year.
Incumbent town justices Daniel McCarthy (R,C,WSF, IN, GRE) is running for re-election against Frank Priolo (D, WF, GRE). Town justices earn $39,012 per year.
The following individuals are running for two-year terms on the Westchester County Board of Legislators representing District 1 (Yorktown, Peekskill and Cortlandt, including Buchanan) and District 9 (Croton-on-Hudson, Cortlandt, Peekskill, Ossining, Briarcliff). Bill Burton, the current District 9 legislator is retiring this year.
- John Testa (R, C, IN), District 1, incumbent
- (D, WF), District 1
- (R, C), District 9
- (D, IN, WF), District 9
There are two open seats for the . The Ninth District represents Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Putnam Counties. The following individuals are running for the 14-year terms, which pay $136,700 to start:
- Edward Borrelli (R, C, IN)
- Robert DiBella (D, R, C, WF)
- Paul Marx (D, WF, IN)
Westchester County Board of Elections:
League of Women Voters: http://watpa.org/lwv/default.htm
Find Your Polling Place: http://citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com/find-polling-place
Politics on Patch: http://peekskill.patch.com/topics/politics-on-patch-elections-2011
From the City of Peekskill:
The Clerk’s office will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. to assist voters with questions or problems. The number there is (914) 737-3400. Also, anyone needing a ride to their polling place, can call city hall and they will arrange for someone within their political party to pick them up and take them to vote.
All polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Use this polling place locator if you are not sure which district you are in.
-Residents in districts 13 and 20 will vote at Centennial Fire House at 701 Washington Street.
-Residents in districts 6, 17 and 18 will vote at Columbian Hose Fire House at 1885 Main Street.
-Residents in districts 3, 4, 5, 14, 15 and 21 will vote at Hillcrest Elementary School located at 99 Leda Drive
-Residents in districts 1 and 2 will vote at the neighborhood center located at 4 Nelson Ave.
-Residents of districts 7, 8, 16, 19, and 22 will vote at Peekskill High School at 1072 Elm Street.
-Residents of Districts 9, 10 and 11 will vote at Peekskill Middle School located at 212 Ringgold Street.
-Election District 24: Cortlandt Town Hall, Conference Room 1, I Heady St., Cortlandt Manor, 10567
-Election District 18, 26, 27 and 35: Cortlandt Community Center, 29 Westbrook Drive, Cortlandt Manor, 10567
-Election District 12, 13, 20 and 21: Van Cortlandtville Elementary School, gym, 3100 East Main St., Mohegan Lake, 10547
-Election District 14, 15 and 36: Lincoln Titus School, cafeteria, 10 Lincoln Ave., Crompond, 10517
-Election District 28 and 38: Furnace Wood Fire Station, 260 Croton Ave., Cortlandt Manor, 10567
-Election District 11, 22 and 33: Blue Mountain Middle School, gym, 7 Furnace Woods Road, Cortlandt Manor, 10567
-Election District 1 and 2: Buchanan Village Hall, community room, 2nd floor, 236 Tate Ave., Buchanan, 10511
-Election District 3 and 16: Verplanck School House, first floor, 210 6th St., Verplanck, 10596
-Election District 34: Hendrick Hudson Free Library, community room, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, 10548
-Election District 4: Church of Divine Love, 80 Sunset Road, Montrose, 10548
-Election District 17, 23 and 37: Cortlandt Engine Company, lower hall, 2143 Albany Post Road, Montrose, 10548
-Election District 5, 29 and 30: Bethel Springvale Inn, Boscobel Room, 62 Springvale Road, Croton-on-Hudson, 10520
-Election District 31: Skyview Haven Nursing Home, lobby, 1280 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, 10520
-Election District 07, 09, 19, 32 and 39: Croton Municipal Building, basement community room, 1 Van Wyck St., Croton-on-Hudson, 10520
-Election District 6 and 8: Chemical Engine Fire House, 2nd floor, 154 Grand St., Croton-on-Hudson, 10520
-Election District 25: Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, 56 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, 10520
-Election District 10: Harmon Engine Fire House, 30 Wayne St., Croton-on-Hudson, 10520