Voters across the county head to the polls on Election Day
Voters from all over Westchester County are heading to the polls Tuesday to decide the winners in numerous local elections. In Eastchester, the heated race for town supervisor will be decided once and for all, and Mount Vernon, Peekskill and New Rochelle will all be choosing new mayors. Judges and county legislators are also on the ballot, but the big news is in Yonkers, where the race for mayor will finally come to an end.Both candidates for Yonkers mayor were out casting their votes Tuesday, and both seemed confident they would be victorious at the end of the day. Yonkers Deputy Mayor Phil Amicone, the Republican candidate, says that if he wins the election, it will be because voters are happy with the progress the state's fourth-largest city has made over the past eight years.Click here to watch a video covering Republican candidate Phil Amicone.The Democratic candidate, former school principal and superintendent Joe Farmer, says that people want a change. He believes that Westchester residents would like to see an end to the policies of the Spencer/Amicone Administration, and that he has proven his ability to be a leader.Click here to watch a video covering Democratic candidate Joe Farmer.In addition to local seats and questions, there are two statewide proposals on the ballot that would change the New York State constitution. Proposal number one would let counties, towns and cities in New York borrow money more easily to renovate aging sewage plants to help protect the water supply.The second statewide proposal would "lift small city school district debt limits." Cities like Peekskill, White Plains and New Rochelle could take advantage of this if it passed. It would allow certain city school districts to borrow more money than they currently can in order to help deal with growing enrollments and old buildings.Polls close Tuesday at 9 p.m.