The Scarsdale Procedure Committee
The nonpartisan election system for the nomination of candidates for Village offices has been a tradition in Scarsdale for many decades. The system is administered by the Procedure Committee, which also conducts the election of qualified residents to serve on the Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC), the group of Scarsdale volunteers who engage in a rigorous, annual process to select candidates for open Village offices. The Non-Partisan Resolution is the document that governs the system.
To run for a position on the 30-member CNC, a candidate submits a brief biographical information form and a nominating petition signed by ten qualified voters from his/her neighborhood. The 2020 application packet including information about the nonpartisan system is posted here. (The application period will close on September 30, 2020.) The CNC's members represent all 5 elementary school neighborhoods: Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge. Ten new members are typically elected to the CNC each November by qualified Scarsdale voters. The election of CNC members will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Depending on the status of the national health emergency, voting may be conducted primarily through mail-in ballots. Changes in voting procedures will be posted on this page prior to November 10.
Latest Election Results
The 2019 CNC election was held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Village Hall from 7 AM to 9 PM. The 2019 Election Brochure with the profiles of CNC candidates is here. The Mail-In Ballot for voters who did not plan on voting in person on November 12 is here.
These are the results of the November 12, 2019 CNC Election:2019 Elected CNC Members, 3-year terms unless otherwise noted:
- Edgewood: Christian Callaghan; Camille Roche
- Fox Meadow: Susan Douglass; Amy Laartz
- Greenacres: Elena Kanner; Michelle Sterling
- Heathcote: Janet Han-Youm; Peri Zelig
- Quaker Ridge: Neal Soss, 1-year term; Jay Wechsler; Omer Wiczyk
Votes by Election Unit, in person (mail-in ballots):
- Edgewood 96 88 (8)
- Fox Meadow 46 41 (5)
- Greenacres 82 79 (3)
- Heathcote 57 53 (4)
- Quaker Ridge 87 75 (12)