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Eastchester Candidates Will Stay Busy While Polls Are Open

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- It will be a long day for candidates running for election today. Polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm, a full 15 hours.

Regardless of their political persuasion, most of the candidates running for election in Eastchester plan on keeping themselves busy for all of those 15 hours. Many will spend the day making some last minute efforts to get voters to the polls.

Some of the candidates will spend the day on the phone calling residents and reminding them to head out to vote.

"My wife, Kyle, is taking the day off and we are going to spend it together making phone calls," said Republican Glenn Bellitto, who is running to keep his seat on the Eastchester Town Board.

Bellitto's running mate, Joe Dooley, said he may head over to Dunkin Donuts on Mill Road for a cup of coffee and remind patrons to vote.

Challenger and first time candidate Anita Rosner will be taking her kids to the dentist.

"We go every six months and I made this appointment six months ago and I figured it would take my mind off of the election if I keep the appointment," she said.

For John Filiberti, Rosner's running mate, Tuesday will be a work day. As chairman of the Democratic Committee in Eastchester, Filiberti will be in touch with district leaders throughout the town to make sure runners are standing by and ready to deliver the results shortly after polls close at 9 pm.

County Legislator candidate John Fitzpatrick, who is running on the Democratic ticket for District 10, will vote around lunch time.

District 10 incumbent Republican Sheila Marcotte said she plans on heading over to some of the senior centers in the morning.

"After that I will probably spend time at my local campaign office on White Plains Road," Marcotte said. "I plan to be very busy all day."

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