Welcome To The Scarsdale Procedure Committee Website


The Procedure Committee administers the procedure for the election of members to the Citizens Nominating Committee and, from time to time, recommends amendments to the Non-Partisan Resolution. A FAQ sheet on the non-partisan system can be found in the Forms section of this website for the 2018 Procedure Committee.

To run for a position on the CNC, a candidate submits a brief biographical information form and a nominating petition signed by ten qualified voters from his/her neighborhood.

Residents who are qualified voters may vote in person or by mail-in ballot in the CNC election for CNC candidates and proposed amendments to the Resolution on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Village Hall from 7-10am and 2-9pm.

Please go to forms under the 2018 Procedure Committee tab for the 2018 CNC Biography form and 10-signature Nominating Petition form. An updated Mail-In Ballot will be posted on the same page in advance of the CNC election. Note, the deadline for submission of these forms is September 30, 2018. See the CNC election calendar for other pertinent dates.

When all information on candidates running for the CNC is available, it will be posted to the candidates' section of this website.





The Procedure Committee, the ad hoc committee of volunteers who administer the village nonpartisan election system, is now inviting Scarsdale residents to run for election to the Citizens Nominating Committee (“CNC”). Members of the CNC play a direct role in interviewing, evaluating and selecting candidates who will be on the ballot for village elected offices, under the banner of the Scarsdale Citizens Non-Partisan Party in the March 19, 2019 general election. This unique system gives the community’s elected representatives an opportunity to participate in Village civic affairs and to have their voices heard on who will govern at Village Hall.

The CNC plans to meet 5 or 6 times on Monday and/or Wednesday weekday evenings in November, December and January to nominate candidates for the positions of mayor and three trustees. The CNC  meeting dates for 2018-2019 are: Monday, November 26 (organization meeting); Wednesday, December 12; Wednesday, December 19, Wednesday, January 9, Wednesday, January 16,  and if necessary, Wednesday, January 23.

CNC members serve staggered three-year terms followed by one year on the Procedure Committee. A candidate for the CNC must be a qualified voter (U.S. citizen and 18 years of age or older), and a resident of Scarsdale for at least two years. A CNC candidate may not simultaneously be a member of the Procedure Committee, the School Board Nominating Committee, the School Board Administrative Committee, the Scarsdale School Board or the Village Board of Trustees.

Residents in each of the five elementary school districts (Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge) typically run for two available positions on the CNC in their districts. This year there are additional positions: for one-year terms to fill vacancies in Edgewood and Heathcote, and for a two year term to fill a newly opened vacancy in Heathcote.  Candidates will only need to file a short biographical sketch and a Nominating Petition with 10 signatures of registered voters from their district. Forms and filing instructions for both may be downloaded from this Procedure Committee website at www.scarsdaleprocedurecommittee.org on the Forms>2018 Procedure Committee page. A FAQ sheet about the non-partisan system can also be found on this website. The vacancies create a unique opportunity for interested residents in Edgewood and Heathcote to serve shorter terms on the CNC, and in the case of one year terms, to run next year for a new 3-year term.

The deadline for filing both forms is Sunday September 30.  After this date, additional candidates will be accepted only if there are fewer than two candidates for each position in that school district and candidates to fill the vacancies as mentioned above. The CNC election will be held at Village Hall on Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 7-10 am and 2-9 pm.

For help in filing or for more information, potential candidates are welcome to contact the Chair of the Procedure Committee, Madelaine Eppenstein, Fox Meadow, at meppenstein@eppenstein.com and 914-262-6656, and Vice Chair Eric Cheng, Edgewood, at chengchoi@optonline.net, or one of the current Procedure Committee members. They are: Charles Baltman; Sarah Bell; Eric Cheng; David Dembitzer; Madelaine Eppenstein; Timothy Foley; Jeff Goodwin; Mayra Kirkendall-Rodríguez; Eli Mattioli; David Peck; Pam Rubin; Gregory Soldatenko; Nancy Steinberg; Michelle Sterling; and Bruce Wells.


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Every year the Procedure Committee reviews the Non-Partisan Resolution which governs the non-partisan election system in Scarsdale and, when deemed appropriate, recommends amendments which then must be proposed to the public and approved by Scarsdale voters.

The Procedure Committee, the ad hoc group that administers the non-partisan election system in Scarsdale, invited all Scarsdale residents to help improve our unique system by commenting on proposed changes to its governing document, the Non-Partisan Resolution. August 31, 2018 was the deadline to send your comments to Procedure Committee chair Madelaine Eppenstein and/or vice chair Eric Cheng (meppenstein@eppenstein.com; chengchoi@optonline.net). Please visit the PC’s website at http://www.scarsdaleprocedurecommittee.org/forms.php?parent=47  for an explanation of the proposed amendments and to review a copy of the current Non-Partisan Resolution marked to show proposed changes. Proposed amendments will appear on the ballot on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, when Scarsdale voters will simultaneously elect a new class of Citizens Nominating Committee members.

We are also inviting voters to join the Citizens Nominating Committee, whose purpose is to recruit, evaluate and select a non-partisan slate of candidates for the open village offices of mayor and 3 trustees – that election will be held on March 19, 2019. The CNC’s simple application materials, a brief biographical form and nominating petition, are also posted on the same page of the Procedure Committee’s website. This is your opportunity to have your voice heard on who will represent you at Village Hall and to participate in Village civic affairs.

This is a public service announcement from the members of the 2018 Procedure Committee, residents from each of Scarsdale’s five elementary school neighborhoods: Charles Baltman; Sarah Bell; Eric Cheng; David Dembitzer; Madelaine Eppenstein; Timothy Foley; Jeff Goodwin; Mayra Kirkendall-Rodríguez; Eli Mattioli; David Peck; Pam Rubin; Gregory Soldatenko; Nancy Steinberg; Michelle Sterling; and Bruce Wells.

Madelaine Eppenstein, Procedure Committee Chair
Eric Cheng, Procedure Committee Vice Chair

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