Local races and results:
U.S. House of Representatives, District 16:
422 Districts out of 545 Reporting (77)%
New York State Assembly, District 88:
110 Districts out of 140 Reporting (78)%
New York State Senate District 37
260 Districts out of 318 Reporting (81)%Candidates # of votes percentage of vote Bob Cohen (R) 39,771 45%
George Latimer (D) 47,862 55%
Polling locations such as Eastchester Middle School and the Bronxville School saw large turnouts Tuesday afternoon despite obstacles such as power outages and gas lines caused by Hurricane Sandy.
"I always vote and I knew that if my polling location was closed, I would have casted my ballot elsewhere," said Ruth Zimmerman, a 56 year-old Midland Gardens resident in Bronxville who was determined to get out her vote today.
"My car's gas tank is almost on empty but luckily I live within walking distance of my polling place," she continued.
Much like on other Election Days, voting officials in Bronxville said that the big rush of voters is likely to come late this afternoon and tonight, as commuters return home from Manhattan and other residents get off work.
Ashley Bavario, came with her two small children in tow and hopes that this election year will yields high voter turnout.
"With this being a Presidential Election and the country being very divided on many issues, I hope more people than ever before come out and vote and exercise their right as Americans," stated Bavario.