In addition to the candidates for President of the United States, Westchester County ballots have candidates for 53 other races: one United States Senate seat and all Congressional seats, the New York State Senate and Assembly seats, a special election for Westchester County’s District Attorney, and a handful of local elections.
Included is information on the following:
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat, is opposed by Republican Wendy Long, Alex Merced and Robin Laveerne.
Republican Congressman Eliot Engel, a Democrat, is being challenged by Derickson Lawrence of Mt. Vernon.
State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, a Democrat, is opposed by Anthony Decintio of Tuckahoe.
For District Attorney (replacing Janet DeFiore), Republican Bruce Bendish vs. Democrat Anthony Scarpino.
The League of Women Voters, which does not support or oppose candidates or political parties, offers nonpartisan information about all these candidates on the web, in print, on cable television, and in person:
• The LWV website, www.vote411.org, steers each typed-in address to all candidates in that address’s election district. In addition to other election information, it includes brief biographies of each candidate, answers to questions posed to them by the League, and links to further information from every candidate who has responded. This information can be printed out for future reference.
• The League’s familiar printed Voters Guide, which contains all the candidate information from www.vote411.org, will be mailed to registered voters in some communities and will be available in all 38 libraries in the Westchester Library System, miscellaneous other locations, and the League of Women Voters of Westchester office (call 979-0507). The Guide is also on line with links from the LWVW website, www.LWVW.org, and its facebook page, www.LWVWestchester.org.
• The LWVW office in Elmsford can respond to election questions at 914-949-0507 or LWVW@optonline.net.
• The LWVUS recommends the following nonpartisan, toll-free Election Protection hotlines: 866-OUR-VOTE (led by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law), 888-VE-Y VOTA (led by NALEO Education Fund) and 888-API-VOTE (led by APLAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice). Volunteers will take reports of problems and answer election questions.