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Irvington Approves Election Date Change

Irvington voters decided Tuesday night whether to move village elections to November.
Irvington voters decided Tuesday night whether to move village elections to November. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger

IRVINGTON, N.Y. – With 83 percent of precincts reporting, 85 percent of voters have approved an Irvington referendum to change the date of village elections.

Unofficial results from the Westchester Board of Elections show that 391 people voted "yes" on the referendum and 71 people voted "no."

Irvington trustees put the referendum on the ballot because they said moving the date from March to November would increase voter turnout and make elections more efficient. They also said it would allow new trustees to take a more active approach in the village budget.

If approved, the approved date change will take effect in 2013, adding several months to current trustees' terms.

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