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County executive candidates cast their votesPosted: Updated:
Hudson Valley voters are heading to the polls on this Election Day.
In Westchester, the race for Westchester County executive has been a heated one and both candidates have already voted.
Republican incumbent Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino arrived with his family at the Hawthorne Elementary School this morning to vote. Astorino is looking for his third term, and says he believes the race will boil down to taxes. "I think people are really focusing on the issues, this is not about the national stuff. People are voting on their pocketbooks here in Westchester where we're overtaxed and we've held the line versus somebody who has a history of raising them so I think that's what it really comes down to," says Astorino.
Democratic State Sen. George Latimer thanked poll workers at the Rye Recreation Center where he cast his ballot this morning. Latimer says he believes an anti-Trump sentiment among some voters will play a role in this election. "A lot more people in Westchester County that are not comfortable with Donald Trump and this is the first chance since a year ago that they've had to come out and register that unhappiness so I think you're going to see a higher voter turnout," says Latimer.
Polls are open until 9 p.m. today