Polls close at 9 p.m.: Local guide for Pelham Manor and Pelham voters


Margot Phillips

Voters Tuesday morning at Daronco Town House wrapped around the block to Harmon Avenue.

Polls will be open in New York State from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day.

Village of Pelham Manor residents vote at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Boston Post Road and Fowler Avenue.

In addition to presidential, congressional and various state and county candidates, on the ballot will be John Gardner, who is running unopposed on the Democratic line for reelection as Town of Pelham justice.

Village of Pelham residents vote at the Daronco Town House at 20 Fifth Ave.

Gardner will be on the ballot, along with Village of Pelham Democratic trustee candidates Hanan Kamal Eldahry, Kim McGreal and Russell Solomon. Eldahry is an incumbent and all three are running unopposed.

This is the first time in village history board members are being elected in November, rather then on the traditional date in March. Voters approved a referendum moving the date in March 2019.

Pelham Manor residents will continue to vote for their trustees and mayor in March.

In the race for the 16th Congressional District, Democrat Jamaal Bowman, who unseated incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel in the primary, faces Conservative Patrick McManus. State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (34th District) is running against James Gisondi, who lost to Biaggi in the Democratic primary in June, and Conservative Antonio Vitiello.

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin is unopposed. Mimi Rocah, who knocked off Westchester District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. in the primary, faced no opposition in the campaign after Republican Bruce Bendish dropped out of the race last month. (He’s still on the ballot.)

Those with an absentee ballot to drop off can do so Election Day at their polling sites. They will not have to wait in line with the in-person voters. Ballots may also be dropped off until 9 p.m. at the Westchester Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains.

“With the unprecedented number of absentee ballots being cast this year, we may not have final election results right away,” said County Legislator Terry Clements in a statement. “Under New York State law, mailed-in absentee ballots that are postmarked by Nov. 3 may be received up to seven days after Election Day. That means eligible absentee ballots may be received through Nov. 10, so ballots arriving after election day may take some time to be counted.”

Offices on the ballot:

  • President and vice president (electors)
  • State supreme court justices (4)
  • Representative in Congress (16th District)
  • State Senator (34th District)
  • Member of Assembly (88th District)
  • Westchester District Attorney
  • Family court judge (2)
  • Pelham town justice

Village of Pelham only:

  • Village trustee (3)