City of Syracuse

Grandmother, Granddaughter Head to Polls in Syracuse

By Matthew D'Ambrosi, BDJ 664.02

Published on November 9, 2016

NCC News' Matt D'Ambrosi reports from the Elmcrest Children's Center in Syracuse on election day. Video produced by (c) 2016 Matt D'Ambrosi.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Veronica Clanton cast her vote Tuesday at the Elmcrest Children’s Center in Syracuse. Her granddaughter, Sanayah, was with her.

Clanton, who works at Crouse Hopsital, was one of 657 people who had cast their vote as of 6:21 PM Tuesday night at Elmcrest according to a poll official.

She said bringing Sanayah with her to vote had a purpose.

“I brought my little granddaughter so that she would know how important voting is,” Clanton said.

But her granddaughter isn’t the only one who Clanton thinks needs to understand that importance.

“This is something that all young people should know how to do,” Clanton said.

When it came to who they were supporting, Clanton and Sanayah were both open and enthusiastic about which candidate they want to see get elected.

“I hope that Hillary can change the world and make it a better place for people to live, people to care, for people to know things,” Sanayah said.

Her grandmother added to that sentiment.

“We can tell him ‘we’re with her,'” Clanton said, referring to Hillary Clinton.

Regardless, Clanton says no matter the outcome, showing up at the polls is what counts.

“At the end of the day, whoever wins or lose, we want everyone to say they had a say in this election,” Clanton said.