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Pleasantville Voters Flock To The Polls To Cast Ballots

The Pleasantville High School gym, where residents voted Tuesday.
The Pleasantville High School gym, where residents voted Tuesday. Photo Credit: Paul Bufano

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Voters left the Pleasantville High School gym Tuesday afternoon to be greeted by a two groups of students asking whom they voted for, and with every answer one group cheered and the other sighed.

The day has been so busy many of the inspectors haven't had a chance to eat lunch yet, said election inspector Louise Mitchell.

"Did I just say things have been busy? I think I meant to say extremely busy times two," said Mitchell. "People have just not stopped coming in. Right now is the emptiest the gym has been all day, but I know as soon as the last train arrives everything is going to be madness."

Angela Mathews was one of the many Pleasantville residents voting throughout the afternoon.

"Everything went really smoothly in there, so I don't have any complaints," said Mathews. "I know that everybody is going to come here later, so I made sure that I came early enough to avoid the wait. I've used this voting system before, so it wasn't a problem for me at all."

Pleasantville residents seemed to be divided over their choice for president, said Mitchell.

"It's really going to be a close, close election," said Mitchell. "People have been coming out in record numbers, which isn't really a surprise, because it's a presidential election. But big, big numbers in any case."

The presidential race is too close to call at this point, said Pleasantville resident Robert Fama.

"I really can't say how things will turn out. I can't even begin to speculate," said Fama. "I agree with the consensus that this is going be a very close race, though. All I can say definitively is that this is going to be a very long night."

New York State voters have until 9 p.m. to cast their ballots.

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