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Somers: Who's On Your Ballot?

SOMERS, N.Y. – With Election Day just a month away, The Somers Daily Voice plans to bring you the information you need to cast your ballot in every race and issue.

Who Is Running?

  • U.S. President:Incumbent President Barack Obama (D) is being challenged by Mitt Romney (R).
  • U.S. Senate:Incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) is being challenged by Wendy Long (R).
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District 18:Incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth (R) is running for re-election against challenger Sean Patrick Maloney (D).
  • N.Y. Senate District 40:Incumbent state Sen. Greg Ball (R) is running for re-election against challenger Justin Wagner (D).
  • N.Y. Assembly District 94:Incumbent Assembly member Steve Katz (R) is being challenged by Andrew Falk (D).
  • Somers Town Board:Anthony Cirieco (R) and George Dieter (D) are running for a vacant seat.

Where and How to Register:

The registration deadline for the November election is Friday, Oct. 12, with some localities also holding registration drives on Saturday, Oct. 13. If you are a new voter, you can register between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains.

To facilitate registration, the Board of Elections will have a table at the Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 13. Although the deadline for registration is Oct. 12, applications will be accepted Oct. 13 at Town Hall only.

Registering online as a new voter or a re-registering voter is easy. Go to http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register-to-vote .

If you already are a registered voter, there is no need to re-register. You must re-register if you have moved to a new address or if you have changed your name.

To vote in the November election, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old before Election Day, have lived at your present address at least 30 days before the election and not claim the right to vote anywhere else. People who have been judged mentally incompetent or those on parole for felony convictions are restricted from voting.

Where to Vote:

Somers has six polling locations:

• Districts 1, 7, 11 and 13: Somers Middle School, 250 Route 202

• Districts 9, 10, 14, 15 and 18: Heritage Hills Activity Center, 8 Heritage Hills Drive

• Districts 2 and 8: Amawalk Fire Station, 2513 Amawalk Road (Route 35)

• Districts 3 and 12: Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Granite Springs Road

• Districts 6 and 16: Somers Town House, 335 Route 202

• Districts 4, 5 and 17: Somers Library, 80 Primrose St. (Reis Park)

The polls will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Any questions? Call the town clerk’s office: 914-277-3323.

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