PELHAM, N.Y. Voters streamed in and out of the Richard J. Daronco Town House on Tuesday morning to vote in Pelhams local elections. While the town justice election is the only contested race this year, residents cast their votes for numerous positions.
John Cassone, an active member of the Pelham community who attends nearly all village board meetings, walked out the town house just before noon Tuesday after he cast his vote. Cassone used to inspect voting machines years ago and said his experience this year was positive.
Ive never had a problem, Cassone said. The machines are great. Cassone said that there were more people at the polling place than he expected, particularly because he read reports that the county government expected a low turnout.
William Capote, a Pelham resident who will have been in the town 35 years next month, said he went in and out of the town house quickly to vote and that he had no trouble with the machines.
I didnt think I would get out this fast, Capote said. If only all things in life were this easy. Capote thought the process was smooth and efficient and said there was no backlog in the town house. He also said that all residents should vote, even in smaller elections.
If we dont have our say in government, how can we complain? Capote said.
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