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Sabatini, Sasson, Zuckerberg Elected Library Trustees

Unofficial results placed Ralph Sabatini, Jeffrey Sasson and David Zuckerberg solidly in the lead in the eight-way race for seats on the New City Library Board of Trustees.

Newly elected library trustee David Zuckerberg of New City
Newly elected library trustee David Zuckerberg of New City

Unofficial results placed Ralph Sabatini, Jeffrey Sasson and David Zuckerberg solidly in the lead in the eight-way race for seats on the New City Library Board of Trustees.

The New City Library counts its paper ballots the old fashioned way – by hand. The process took four hours from late night Wednesday to early Thursday morning eventually leading to the unofficial declaration that Ralph Sabatini, Jeffrey Sasson and David Zuckerberg won election to the three open seats on the library’s board of trustees. 

Zuckerberg, who was the only winning trustee attending the vote count, said “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the board and I hope to end the destructive factionalism which has been a problem for the board in recent years.” 

Sabatini was the top vote getter with 842 followed by Zuckerberg with 807 and Sasson with 784. Agin Antony came in fourth place, Suresh Arya in fifth, Carole-Beth Goldberg in sixth, Marge Hook in seventh and Martus Granirer in eighth.

The budget for the library was approved by about 75 to 80 percent of the voters. The official vote count for and against the budget will be released later today. The budget did not include a tax increase.

Library officials estimated about 1250 people voted in the trustee election.

Check back with Patch later today for more details on the election.
RUTH HESS December 12, 2013 at 07:55 AM
I feel very strongly that absentee ballots should be available for snow birds.
Harry Bloomfeld December 12, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Absentee ballots are available for snow-birds or anyone else who cannot appear on election day. Anyone who is eligible to vote at the library may submit an application for an absentee ballot. The ballot will be mailed to the applicant along with an affidavit and return envelope. The envelope must be postmarked by the date of the election.
William Irwin December 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Oh yes, absentee ballots are available. You have to apply to the library for a trustee ballot. And to the Clarkstown School District office to vote on the proposed budget. It's not convenient and not well publicized. Maybe New City Library Watch can work on getting the word out before the next library vote. As it is, the system seems set up to limit the number of people who will vote, rather than encourage us to vote.

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