Early voting begins Saturday for Westchester primaries
When early voting starts this Saturday, there won't be long lines like there were last year at Westchester's Board of Elections.
This year, the lines for the 2-week-early voting period will be manageable, according to Board of Election Commissioners Doug Colety and Reginald Lafayette. They say presidential elections garner about 70-80% of the electorate, whereas a primary could be between 10-20%.
Officials have hired dozens of election monitors and have increased their number of polling stations from 17 to 23.
Big races in this year's primary elections include the county clerk, the Greenburgh town supervisor, and city council races in Yonkers, Mount Vernon and Peekskill.