Westchester politicians call for reform to state's election law

Some Westchester politicians are calling for a reform to the state?s election law citing that the law is unfair to women.

Susan B. Morton?s name was on the absentee ballot in the race for Irvington mayor. However, it was thrown out because of a technicality in the election law. She signed Susan B. Morton instead of Susan Brenner Morton. If it had been counted, Democratic candidate Erin Mallory would have beat encumbent Dennis Flood. Now, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin is calling to change the state law so validly cast absentee ballots are not thrown out based on technical reasons.

Paulin hopes to see the bill passed into law sometime in January. It will also ensure absentee ballots are counted if an absentee voter returns back to the county before the polls close.

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