OSSINING, N.Y. With Election Day less than a month away, it is important for voters in Ossining to know what to expect on the ballot. But ballots will be different depending on whether voters live in the town or village.
In the Village of Ossining, residents will decide on two village trustee positions and the mayor. Residents living in the Town of Ossining will have one issue on the ballot. Residents located in both will also choose among candidates for president, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, state Assembly and Senate and a Westchester County judge.
In the village, Mayor William Hanauer will run against Republican challenger Linda Marrero Cabral. Newcomer and Democrat Victoria B. Gearity will be running unopposed for a vacant village trustee seat left open by Marlene Cheatham. Trustee John Codman is also running unopposed for the second trustee position.
The Town Board of Ossining voted unanimously in August to adopt a local law to change its highway superintendent from an elected position to an appointed one. But Ossining voters in the unincorporated part of the town will ultimately decide on the law during the Nov. 6 general election when the new law is put on the ballot. If voters approve the change, the law would not take effect until Jan. 1, 2014.
Town and voters will vote in two state races. In the state Senate seat race in the new 38th District. Janis Castaldi, a former Democratic Ossining Town Board member, running as a Republican, is competing against Democrat David Carlucci. In the newly redrawn 95th state Assembly District, incumbent Democrat Sandy Galef is being challenged by Town of Ossining resident Kim Izzarelli, a Republican.
Absentee ballots may be obtained at the Ossining Town/Village Clerks Office. Election Day is Nov. 6.
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