Westchester Board of Elections official stresses importance of Primary Day

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Primary Day is right about the corner and Reginald Lafayette from the Westchester County Board of Elections is sharing what voters need to know to be prepared.

Lafayette says this year’s Primary Day, which is Tuesday, Sept. 12, is particularly important for the Democrats whose candidate will challenge the Republican County Executive Rob Astorino.

Statistically off-year elections and primaries often have poor voter turnout. Lafayette says it is up to both political parties to do their part and let people in the community know that there is a primary and that it is important for everyone.

With 507,000 registered voters in Westchester County, Lafayette’s says the Board of Elections will be fully staffed in the 942 districts on Sept. 12.

He says there will be about 4,288 workers scattered throughout Westchester to get voters in and out. 

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