BEDFORD, N.Y. Don Scott, chairman of the Bedford Republican Town Committee, made two predictions for Tuesday's GOP presidential primary: turnout in the area will be low but Mitt Romney will do well among Bedford voters.
Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Romney are on the ballot in New York. Registered Republicans are eligible to vote. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, suspended his campaign April 10, citing his daughters health issues.
With Santorum and the others dropping out, I think it will be a very light turnout, Scott said. Also, none of the Republican candidates campaigned in the Westchester County area, he said.
Gingrich, a former House speaker from Georgia, and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas could pick up former Santorum supporters, Scott said.
Romney polled the highest among likely Republican voters in the state in a recent Siena College poll. It would be hard to imagine a scenario in which anyone else won, Scott said. If Romney wins, Scott said, hell do very well nationally.
Romney has been a Republican governor in Massachusetts, which has a Democratic majority, Scott said. He really has the potential to be an effective bipartisan president.
A total of 1,144 delegate votes are needed to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention in August. Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware also have primaries today.
New York will hold primaries for congressional candidates June 26 and for state and local offices Sept. 11.
Here is where Bedford residents can go to vote:
Election District 1- Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford Village
Election District 2- Rippowam School, Bedford Village
Election District 3- Katonah Memorial House, Katonah
Election District 4- Bedford Hills Community House, Bedford Hills
Election District 5- Bedford Hills Community House, Bedford Hills
Election District 6- Katonah Village Library, Katonah
Election District 7- First Presbyterian Church, Katonah
Election District 8- Katonah Elementary School, Katonah
Election District 9- Bedford Town House, Bedford Hills
Election District 10- Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford Village
Election District 11- Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford Village
Election District 12- Cisqua School, Mount Kisco
Election District 13- Rippowam School, Bedford Village
Election District 14- Bedford Town House, Bedford Hills
Election District 15- Katonah Village Library, Katonah
Election District 16- Katonah Memorial House, Katonah
Election District 17- Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford Village
Election District 18- Bedford Town House, Bedford Hills
If you are unsure of which voting district you are in, call the town clerk's office at 914-666-4534. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.
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