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A Great Way to Get Involved in Scarsdale ... Run for the CNC!

CNCGraphicThe Procedure Committee is actively seeking Scarsdale Residents to run for the Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC). This time CNC members are responsible for nominating a nonpartisan slate for 3 Village Trustees and the Village Justice. Learn more below...

What is the CNC?
As one of 30 members of the CNC, you will interview, evaluate and select candidates who will be on the ballot for village elected offices in the March 17, 2020 village-wide election. This unique system provides the community with a researched and peer-endorsed candidate option each year on the ballot. CNC members provide a nonpartisan recommendation to the community by collectively researching and verifying candidates’ qualifications for office.

How do I join the CNC?
CNC members are elected from each of the 5 school district neighborhoods (Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge). Residents interested in the CNC must first submit an easy application consisting of a short bio and a petition signed by 10 eligible voters from the candidate’s neighborhood. The forms and instructions may be downloaded from the Procedure Committee website here. The filing deadline for both CNC application forms is Sunday, September 30, 2019. Qualified applicants are placed on the CNC ballot for the separate CNC Election on November 12, 2019.

What is the time commitment for the CNC?
The CNC meets 5 or 6 times typically on weekday evenings at Village Hall beginning at the end of November. CNC meeting dates for 2019-2020 are: Monday, November 25 (Organization Meeting); Tuesday, December 10; Wednesday, December 18; Tuesday, January 7; Wednesday, January 15; and if necessary, Wednesday, January 22. By the end of the process the CNC will have nominated a nonpartisan slate of candidates for the open positions of three Trustees and the Village Justice. As a member of the CNC you would serve a three-year term followed by one year on the Procedure Committee*

Who is eligible to join the CNC?
A candidate for membership on 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.

Key 2019 Dates
Sept 30 - All CNC Applications Filing Deadline
Nov 12 - CNC Election
Nov 25 - First CNC Meeting

Other Relevant Information
*The Procedure Committee is the nonpartisan group of Scarsdale volunteers who administer the annual non-partisan election of a new group of 10 members of the CNC. The members of the 2019-2020 Procedure Committee are: Stephen Baer, Daniel Brown, Eric Cheng-Chair, Marie DiPalma, Madelaine Eppenstein, Sarit Kessel Fuchs-Vice Chair, Dan Gerardi, Judy Wenjing Kerr, Jon Leslie, Matt Martin, Barry Meiselman, BK Munguia, ML Perlman, Andrew Sereysky, Greg Soldatenko, Peter Tesler, Amber Yusuf, and Anne Zink.

For more information contact the Chair of the Procedure Committee, Eric Cheng, Quaker Ridge, at chengchoi@optonline.net, or Vice Chair Sarit Kessel Fuchs, Quaker Ridge, at kessel7@hotmail.com.

Note: Under New York State Law, candidates outside the village nonpartisan election system may also run for village office by obtaining the prescribed number of signatures on a nominating petition.

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