HEAT ALERT

Extreme heat blankets the region with heat advisory, air quality alert issued for the Hudson Valley

Nearly 10,000 ballots cast in Westchester breaks county's early voting record

Nearly 10,000 ballots were cast during early voting in Westchester on the first day, shattering a record for early voting in the county, according to the Board of Elections.

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2020, 2:14 AM

Updated 1,332 days ago

Share:

Nearly 10,000 ballots were cast during early voting in Westchester on the first day, shattering a record for early voting in the county, according to the Board of Elections.
It's also the first time New Yorkers can vote early in a presidential election. There are still nine days of early voting in the county.
News 12 was at Greenburgh Town Hall Saturday and spoke with Le Yan, the last in line to vote at the polling site.
“I became a U.S. citizen in 2017 and I am eager to vote," he said.
The hour-long wait did not deter him.
"The reason why I emigrated to this country is the Constitution and the liberty protected by the Constitution," said Yan.
The Greenburgh polling station was set to close at 5 p.m., but due to the long lines, workers remained on the site until the last person casted their vote.
A live steam of the line at Greenburgh Town Hall can be found on its website.


More from News 12
1:35
HEAT ALERT: Extreme heat moves into the Hudson Valley, temps could reach 104 later this week

HEAT ALERT: Extreme heat moves into the Hudson Valley, temps could reach 104 later this week

0:55
Car crash hospitalizes 2 Fox Lane High School students

Car crash hospitalizes 2 Fox Lane High School students

2:07
Hudson Valley braces for heat advisory, cooling centers open

Hudson Valley braces for heat advisory, cooling centers open

0:36
Danskammer Energy drops plan for new methane gas plant in Newburgh

Danskammer Energy drops plan for new methane gas plant in Newburgh

1:44
Carmel schools dismissing early due to heat

Carmel schools dismissing early due to heat

0:20
Parents, advocates rally to save East Ramapo schools after asbestos discovery

Parents, advocates rally to save East Ramapo schools after asbestos discovery

2:28
Police: Justin Timberlake arrested for DWI in Sag Harbor

Police: Justin Timberlake arrested for DWI in Sag Harbor

0:18
Fire engulfs car on Old Nyack Turnpike in Ramapo

Fire engulfs car on Old Nyack Turnpike in Ramapo

0:42
Headlines: Cold case guilty plea, Poughkeepsie crash injures 3

Headlines: Cold case guilty plea, Poughkeepsie crash injures 3

0:46
Dutchess County autism center receives $3 million in state funding

Dutchess County autism center receives $3 million in state funding

0:25
Mario Cuomo Bridge to shine blue and white for students who named falcon chicks

Mario Cuomo Bridge to shine blue and white for students who named falcon chicks

2:39
Made in the Hudson Valley: Boutique brings one-of-a-kind, handmade clutches to Westchester County

Made in the Hudson Valley: Boutique brings one-of-a-kind, handmade clutches to Westchester County

14:52:13
13 cool tips to help you stay healthy during the summer heat

13 cool tips to help you stay healthy during the summer heat

2:04
John Oliver eats giant Deising's cake bear, pledges $10K donation to Peoples' Place of Kingston, NY

John Oliver eats giant Deising's cake bear, pledges $10K donation to Peoples' Place of Kingston, NY

1:54
Lawmakers, environmentalists call on Gov. Hochul to reject natural gas expansion project

Lawmakers, environmentalists call on Gov. Hochul to reject natural gas expansion project

2:23
Westchester County preps for intense heat

Westchester County preps for intense heat

2:04
Yonkers police sergeant accused of excessively kicking and punching man during arrest

Yonkers police sergeant accused of excessively kicking and punching man during arrest

1:33
Exclusive: Workplace probe finds allegations by 3 women against ex-City of Newburgh police chief ‘not supported’

Exclusive: Workplace probe finds allegations by 3 women against ex-City of Newburgh police chief ‘not supported’

1:06
Officials: Harriman sewage treatment plant at or near maximum capacity

Officials: Harriman sewage treatment plant at or near maximum capacity

0:18
Caught on camera: Water main break creates geyser in New City

Caught on camera: Water main break creates geyser in New City