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Glen Cove Votes for Mayor, City Council, Legislator

Mayor, six city council seats, and 18th Legislative District legislator on ballot.

Glen Cove residents are casting votes for candidates in several races during Tuesday’s election.

Poll coordinators at have reported moderate turnout so far.

The talk of the city is the mayoral race between Republican  and incumbent Democrat .

Former and current residents showed their support for specific candidates on Facebook, replacing profile photos and updating statuses.

“When I left [Glen Cove], the mayor was Suozzi and he was a great man and mayor,” said former resident, Bill Walter, in a comment. “If his son is anything like his dad, he should win. Times are hard all over, not just in Glen Cove.”

John Schepanski felt differently, expressing interest in Suozzi’s opponent: “Glen Cove needs change and needs it fast!!!” he said via Facebook.

Voters are also choosing six out of 12 potential City Council Candidates.

Nicholas DiLeo, Sean Dwyer, Michael Famiglietti, Anthony Jimenez, Timothy Tenke and are up for election along with Anthony Gallo, Jr., , , Pamela Panzenbeck, Filomena Ricciardi and .

The Nassau County 18th Legislative District race features , R-Glen Cove, against , D-Glen Cove, both pursuing the seat left by Legislator Diane Yatauro, .

“I know there's frustration in Glen Cove, but I don't sense a lot of anger,” said resident and Patch blogger John Cocchiola via Facebook. “The last time a Republican took a seat (any seat) in Glen Cove, I was in my thirties (I'm fifty now). The Republicans have an uphill fight in Glen Cove, but they keep fighting it.”

One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, hopes to see new faces in city government; he believes this will bring about positive changes to Glen Cove’s atmosphere.

“You hear from different groups about their doubts of the benefits and cons of the Waterfront project. Mostly it is the cons that have people guessing that this shouldn't be done,” he said. “What they seem to miss, is that our 'small town' is dying. There needs too be a reason for people to visit Glen Cove.”

Polls will be open until 9 p.m. To find your voter status and polling place, click here.

Robert Panzenbeck III November 09, 2011 at 03:08 PM
I prefer the old machines to the new paper ballots with a privacy sleeve that's too small to fit them. You had a curtain, you turned a few switches, and it worked. I'm all for voter literacy and competence, but the new ballots sort of intimated that you could only pick one candidate per row, which might have been confusing for city council elections. It made it seem as if the candidates were matched one to one.
Mike Bruschini November 09, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Where have you seen vote suppression Marc?
Adam Bedell November 09, 2011 at 03:24 PM
Also, votes who had previously voted @ Landing were turned away from the polls.
Marc Rosen November 09, 2011 at 03:51 PM
I was making a nationwide statement. Basically, the whole ID thing is part of that, especially since 11% of Americans don't have current government-issued IDs. The whole proof of residency thing is also voter suppression, for students. There's no way to sufficiently prove that you're living in the dorm, since you don't pay them utility bills and it doesn't double as a mailing address for everything. I could go on, but ID requirements also discriminate against POOR voters, because there is no free ID available that meets the requirements.
Carla Hall D'Ambra November 10, 2011 at 04:59 PM
When I went to vote it was fast, easy and efficient.

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