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Voters Turn Up for Greenburgh Election

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A steady stream of town residents trickled into the library's multipurpose room Tuesday to cast their votes. "The library is always busy on Election Day," said Nancy McCrory.

Residents arrived in waves, said the poll workers are spending nearly 16 hours by the booths. Many voters stopped by before work, at lunch, and are expected to drop by after work.

"I'm not particularly passionate today because, basically, the election was decided in September," said resident Gayle Williams. "But I will vote, because I appreciate the right to do so."

Two of Greenburgh's four races are uncontested. Town Supervisor Paul Feiner ran unopposed to keep his seat, as did incumbent councilman Kevin Morgan and soon-to-be incoming councilman Ken Jones. The town clerk race, between current clerk Judith Beville and Sherron Fantauzzi, looks steady, as Beville overtook Fantauzzi in the primaries with nearly two-thirds of the votes.

"Honestly, on election days like this one, I tend to pay more attention to other races than my local races," said Williams. "For instance, this year, I'm much more interested in the Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and Yonkers mayor's races than anything in Greenburgh."

The new voting machines have not been problematic for users, said poller Promila Anand, although the change could have been difficult. Poll leader Richard, who asked to have his surname withheld, said that their goal was to get voters in and out of the booths as quickly and pleasantly as possible.

"Some people don't know, so they make a mistake," Ann Kaplan said at the polls. "It may take a while until people really get adjusted because they've been with the old machines for so many years, and this is a new thing. They like the old ones."

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