Early voter turnout better than expected in Westchester
Election Day is upon us, and chances are you haven't voted.
Voter turnout during a non-presidential election year is typically low.
In Westchester County, 30,924 votes were cast during the eight-day early voting period which was a surprisingly high number.
That's more than 4.5% of registered voters in the county.
Experts said while voter turnout is overall low this year, this is a crucial election.
Pace University political science professor Kerriann Stout said local officials decide what infrastructure is repaired, how much funding is provided to schools, police and DPW's.
"If you care about how fast 911 responds or care about where your water comes from or who is picking up your trash," said Stout.
In Westchester County, all of the seats on the county Board of Legislators are up for election, there are also some major mayor, City Council and town supervisor races across the region.