MILLERTON, N.Y. -- Incumbent Millerton Trustees Debbie Middlebrook and David Sherman were re-elected on Tuesday to their seats on the village board.
Results from the village show that Middlebrook received 99 votes while Sherman got 89. The incumbents defeated Melissa Marcou and Gina Tierney, who earned 69 and 63 votes, respectively. Meanwhile, two write-in votes were cast for Ron Watson.
The incumbents' new, two-year terms will commence in April. The two seats, which are part of the five-member board, are up for elections in even-numbered years. The mayor's seat and a pair of other trustee seats are up for elections during odd-numbered years; the aforementioned positions also have two-year terms and will be up for new votes next March.
This year was the first that Millerton switched to using old-fashioned paper ballots with ballot boxes, according to Village Clerk Amber Jordan. The village switched because the previous lever machines were no longer permitted for usage.
The switch was not accompanied with any problems, Jordan added. In the village's case, the clerk explained, it was more cost effective to switch to the current method than it was to rent voting machines from Dutchess County.
A total of 149 voters cast ballots in person, the village announced, with 16 absentee ballots also submitted.
Middlebrook ran on the Democratic Party ballot line and Sherman ran on the Republican Party line, Jordan said. Marcou also ran on the Democratic line, while Tierney also ran on the Republican line, the clerk added.
Millerton's registered electorate is relatively small; according to Jordan, the number is about 460 voters.