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 2019 application packet including information about the nonpartisan system is posted here. (The application period closed on September 30, 2019.) 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.