Port Chester voters cast ballots for trustees
Port Chester voters finished casting their ballots today in the first cumulative vote since a federal ruling that determined Hispanic voters were being discriminated against in the village.
It was the first time that all six village trustee seats were open, and there were 13 people seeking the seats.
In November, a federal judge ruled that Hispanic voters were being discriminated against after reviewing census and voting data that revealed those voters were outnumbered in the village.
Village officials say that volunteers educated the village's 12,000 registered voters on the new cumulative system through phone calls and public forums in both English and Spanish.
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