The turnout in Port Chester’s trustee election was higher than in previous years, with 3,266 people going to the polls out of 10,588 active registered voters. Another 12 affidavit ballots were counted on Friday and added to the final tally. (The affidavit ballots didn’t affect the list of six winners.)
The turnout was 31 percent, compared with these figures from past elections:
2005 Mayor and trustee election, 27 percent
2006 Board of Trustees election, 26 percent
2007 Mayoral election, 29 perent
2009 Mayoral election, 25 percent
The turnout can be calculated differently based on the number of total number of registered voters – active and inactive. That figure is 26.8 percent.
Here are the unofficial tallies, to be finalized tonight by the Board of Trustees.
Bart Didden, independent, 2,584 votes, 13.2 percent of the vote
Daniel Brakewood, Democratic incumbent, 2,529 votes, 13 percent
John Branca, Conservative former mayor, 2,101 votes, 10 .8 percent
Luis Marino, Democrat, 1,966 votes, 10.1 percent
Joseph Kenner, Republican incumbent, 1,406 votes, 7.2 percent
Saverio “Sam” Terenzi, Republican, 1,327 votes, 6.8 percent
Gregory Adams came in seventh for a defeat, with 1,283 votes, followed by seven other unsuccessful candidates and the mysterious Fluffy, who received one write-in vote.
Source: Port Chester Village Clerk’s office