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.