New voting procedures may have resulted in non-vote in Yonkers

While only few technical glitches with optical-scan voting machines were reported on Election Day, the new procedure appears to have created a different kind of problem in Yonkers.

More than 20,000 people voted in Yonkers, but it appears that only about 1 percent of them bothered to flip over their ballots and vote on two charter change proposals.

With 66 percent of precincts reporting, a proposal dealing with the city council confirming mayoral appointments looks as though it will be approved by a vote of just 134 to 116.

The same goes for a proposal that would require the Yonkers deputy mayor to take over when a mayor leaves office early. That appears to be headed for passage with 171 votes to 78.

Westchester County spent about $11 million to install the new electronic voting machines.

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