White Plains, NY — Former Legislator Lyndon Williams, who left the Board of Legislators last month to accept an appointment as City Court Judge in Mount Vernon, was honored Monday night with the Board's Award for Distinguished Service. The award is the highest honor the Board can bestow for service to the people of Westchester County.

White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators will bring representatives of local power utilities before a Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting on Thursday to answer questions about the companies’ inadequate preparation for and response to Tropical Storm Isaias, which left thousands of Westchester customers without power for as much as a week.

The Westchester County Board of Elections has announced the times and locations for early voting for this fall's general election.

The early voting period is October 24 through November 1.

White Plains, NY — Westchester County Legislators are urging State lawmakers to pass a law allowing drop-boxes for voters to use in casting absentee ballots this fall.

White Plains, NY — Expanded early voting hours; a multimedia campaign to encourage early voting; multi-lingual video instructions for how to vote by absentee ballot; changes in poll worker procedures to increase the number of available workers; drop boxes for the return of absentee ballots; the availability of necessary voting equipment; and information-sharing partnerships with voter advocacy organizations -- these are just some of the recommendations for how to improve voting this November contained in a newly issued report from the Board of Legislators' Election Information Gathering Task Force.