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Port Chester gets new voting system

A judge ruled Friday in favor of a new Port Chester voting system in an attempt to give Hispanic constituents more of a voice on the village board. The judge's ruling came after an unsuccessful village

News 12 Staff

Nov 7, 2009, 5:01 PM

Updated 5,337 days ago

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A judge ruled Friday in favor of a new Port Chester voting system in an attempt to give Hispanic constituents more of a voice on the village board.
The judge's ruling came after an unsuccessful village trustee run by Cesar Ruiz. A lawsuit followed the campaign, with Ruiz saying voting rights for Hispanics were violated.
Under the new system, called Cumulative Voting, villagers will have six votes to cast for the candidate or candidates of their choice. Local elections that had been put on hold will soon take place again.
The village has until Dec. 8 to develop a bilingual education plan for poll workers, voters and candidates.


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