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Rye Heads To The Polls Today

A resident signs in to vote at Rye City Hall.
A resident signs in to vote at Rye City Hall. Photo Credit: File

RYE, N.Y. – Residents throughout the county may still be out of power, but the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy won’t stop Rye voters from heading to the polls Tuesday.

The Westchester County Board of Elections decided not to change any polling locations and will provide generators to any site without electricity.

On the ballot is the presidential race with Democrat President Barack Obama facing off with Republican former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Rye residents will be voting on the city’s $1.68 million proposed bond referendum. The bond includes a $330,000 project to reconstruct Smith Street; a $550,00 project to improve intersections at Smith, Elm and Purchase streets; a $250,000 project to replace a sewer siphon under the Locust Avenue bridge and construct a new sewer line; a $300,000 phase of a bigger project to address the Boston Post Road retaining wall; and $250,000 to fund pedestrian safety enhancements throughout the city.

In city elections, Rye City Council Member Julia Killian (R) is running uncontested for the seat she was appointed to fill in June upon Suzanna Keith’s resignation.

In the U.S. Senate race. incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking re-election and is challenged by Republican Wendy Long, Green Party candidate Colia Clark, Libertarian Chris Edes, and Common Sense Party candidate John Mangelli.

Another race on the ballot for Rye voters, is for the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the 17th Congressional District, Rep. Nita Lowey (D) is seeking re-election, and faces challengers Joe Carvin (R) and Frank Morganthaler, who is running on the We the People line.

In the 16th Congressional District, Joseph McLaughlin (R) and Joseph Diaferia (Green) are challenging incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel (D).

In District 37 of the state Senate, the hotly contested race pits incumbent state Assembly member George Latimer (D) against real estate businessman Bob Cohen (R) for a seat in the state Senate being vacated by Democrat Suzi Oppenheimer.

In the 91st New York State Assembly District race, Steve Otis (D) will face off against  William Villanova (R) for the seat being vacated by Latimer.

Polling locations in Rye are at Rye City Hall, The Osborn (not the school), Whitby Castle, Milton Fire House, Damiano Center and Rye Middle School.

To find your polling place, click here. If you have trouble locating your polling place, contact 914-995-5700.

Check back with The Rye Daily Voice throughout the day for full coverage of the election.

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