Election Night 2016 Report

By:  Progress for Westhampton Beach

No surprises at the top of the ballot, Mayor Maria Moore was re-elected in an uncontested race having received a vote tally of 132 from a quiescent electorate.1)voter turnout this year was at 15%.  In the previous contested mayoral election 33% of registered voters cast their votes.

In the contested Trustee race the incumbent Ralph Urban finished on top with 132 votes, followed by challenger Stephen Frano with 126 votes, and Charlie Palmer trailed with 98 votes.   It was reported that 209 ballots were cast indicating this was the year of the bullet vote on the trustee line.

Sundry write-in ballots were cast for Clint Greenbaum, Toni-Jo Birk, Conrad Teller, and Pat DiBenedetto.

Thank you is owed to Charlie Palmer for four years of service on the board, and congratulations to Stephen Frano.

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1. voter turnout this year was at 15%.  In the previous contested mayoral election 33% of registered voters cast their votes.

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