On Tuesday, June 19, residents of Port Jefferson can go out to vote in village elections but they may not find much reason to go to the polls. The only items on the ballot are two open trustee seats and both have gone uncontested.
Trustee Lee Rosner and Trustee Bruce D'Abramo seats are both open this year. No one else has submitted to get on the ballot except Rosner and D'Abramo, according to Village Clerk Robert Juliano.
Rosner is seeking re-election and D'Abramo – to the board after in the New York State Attorney General’s office – is seeking to win his seat.
It seems that the outcome of the election is already decided before one vote has even been cast.
The most exciting part of the election is the change in locale. According information given out during the May public trustee meeting, elections have been held at since 1964 but for the first time, the election will be held somewhere else, the .
The reason for the change of venue is that there is not enough room at Village Hall for the new voting system that requires three machines and booths for people to mark their ballots in.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the day of the election.