July 18, 2023

Absentee Ballots in the Village of Tuxedo Park Election

Dear Neighbors,

Please see below the letter submitted to TPFYI.com today:


Please accept this e-mail as the explanation of my position in the post-Election Day litigation.

In order to prevent the dilution of votes by residents of Tuxedo Park, who followed the NYS

Election law rules for voting by absentee ballot, I have challenged the following 4 categories

of absentee ballots:

1. Absentee ballots submitted by unregistered voters.

2. Absentee ballots submitted by voters who live outside of Tuxedo Park. ie., The Woodlands.

3. Absentee ballots submitted by voters who also voted in-person on Election Day.

4. Absentee ballots submitted by residents who were not registered to vote, but

    certified under oath that they were registered to vote in Tuxedo Park, on their 

    Application for an Absentee Ballot.

I have not "pulled" any absentee ballots. It will be up to the Board of Canvassers, with

guidance from the assigned judge, who will determine the validity of each absentee ballot.

In addition, I have not challenged the process by which the absentee ballots were collected

and submitted to the Village Clerk.

Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to reach your readers.


Marc D. Citrin

July 11, 2023

Thank Goodness For A Free Press

July 6, 2023

The Mayor Recuses and the Board Chooses to Move Forward ….More Lawyers Hired…. Still no Votes counted!

June 30, 2023


Please view this clip of the Board of Trustees meeting of June 26, 2023. This waste of taxpayer money could have been avoided if we simply counted all of the valid absentee ballots.

June 23, 2023

An Amendment to My Statement Regarding the Absentee Ballots Issue


Dear Neighbors,

I was advised today by the Board of Elections, that while discussions were had regarding a meeting of the parties at the Board in Goshen, no meeting was scheduled and  therefore there was nothing to cancel.

Nevertheless, I maintain my position that there is no justification to further delay the verification and counting of the absentee ballots. I encourage the Mayor to join me in authorizing the BOE Commissioners to decide the validity of the absentee ballots as soon as possible.

We should agree to resolve this issue fairly, transparently and quickly.


June 22, 2023

An Election Update from Marc D. Citrin

Let's Get On With It !



Dear Neighbors,

I want to provide you with an update on the ongoing issue involving the Village election.

Whoever turns out to be the winner, it is very important that our election is deemed by all to have been fair and in accordance with NYS Election Law.

I understand that the process of validating the absentee ballots was to occur today at a meeting with the two Board of Elections Commissioners.

The meeting was cancelled by the Village attorney for reasons unknown.

I believe that there is no justification to further delay the verification and counting of the absentee ballots.

I support allowing the Board of Elections Commissioners to decide the validity of the absentee ballots, which would be followed by a count that would determine the outcome of this election.

It is my wish that all of the absentee ballots of timely registered Tuxedo Park voters be counted as quickly as possible.

Uncertainty in the outcome of the mayoral election benefits no one.

I ask Mayor McFadden to join with me in supporting this expeditious resolution of the issue of the absentee ballots.

There is no reason to wait for the scheduled July 24 hearing before the Judge that issued the Temporary Restraining Order.

This would only incur additional and unnecessary legal fees to the Village.

Together, through our voices, let's make Tuxedo Park Even Better.