Port Chester’s village election is under way today with early voting at Village Hall in advance of Tuesday’s election. By 1 p.m., 38 people had cast ballots.
This is the second trustee election using cumulative voting – the method adopted as a result of the landmark voting rights lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Each person gets six votes to cast for trustee. With cumulative voting, you have the option of distributing votes as you wish, putting all six toward one candidate or spreading them out among several candidates in any combination.
The mayor’s race is unaffected by this system. (You only get one vote to cast for mayor.)
For more information about the system, or to find your Election Day polling location, see www.portchestervotes.org.
(Photo: Voter Halina Prendys receives assistance from poll inspector Gerald Donahue at Village Hall today.)