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Low Voter Turnouts In Sleepy Hollow Elections Expected To Increase

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Poll workers throughout Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow reported low voter turnouts Tuesday morning in the village elections but said they expect that number will increase as the day goes on.

“This is pretty usual,” Lou Agro said. Agro was volunteering at Consolidated Engine Company in Tarrytown, where 15 registered voters had cast their ballot before 10:30 a.m.

Agro noted that voter turnout usually depends on the weather and the type of election, adding that they weren't expecting as many voters as they would in a presidential election.

Contested elections for village trustee seats are taking place in Tarrytown , Sleepy Hollow and Irvington Tuesday.

Six candidates are running for three open seats on the Tarrytown Board of Trustees. Incumbents Thomas Basher, Mary McGee and Robert Hoyt are running on the Democratic and Tarrytown United lines. Challengers Alison Boldyrev, Eleanor Miscioscia and Christine Miscioscia are running on the Republican and Tarrytown First lines.

In Irvington, incumbent Republicans Walter Montgomery and Rocco Rasulo are running against challenger and Democrat Mark Gilliland.

In Sleepy Hollow, incumbent Karin Wompa is running alongside Jennifer Lobato-Church and Susan MacFarlane under the Democratic and Better Government lines. David Bedell, Daniel Scott and Sean Roach are running under the Sleepy Hollow Independent line.

Poll workers at Tarrytown Village Hall reported a slightly higher number of voters—27—but added that their station includes two voting districts, not one. They expected to get a crowd around lunchtime and then around 6 p.m. when people began getting off the trains.

Poll workers at the Union Hose Company Firehouse in Sleepy Hollow reported they had seen 13 voters. The Main Street Firehouse had seen 8 out of 389 registered voters. The Lawrence Avenue firehouse reported 9 out of 370 registered voters had cast ballots Tuesday morning.

Rose Arduino was volunteering at the poll station at Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown where 12 votes had been cast. She noted the excellent weather and wondered why the turnout was so low.

“You'd think they'd want to go out to vote,” she said.

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