Candidates

Voters Hit The Polls

By Steven Hill, BDJ 464.5

Published on November 8, 2016

Voters head to the polls to let their voices be heard. Video produced by (c) 2016 Steve Hill.

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — After a long and heated campaign season, voters around the country headed to the polls to let their voices be heard Tuesday.

With the highest office in the land at stake, this election brought out voters from all sides to cast their ballots.

“I’ve been here long enough to know that I’m seeing a lot of people I have not seen before,” said Janette Richardson, voting assistance specialist. “That means more people are coming to vote, especially this election.”

For some of those voters, their choice was shaped by who they were voting against, almost as much as who they were voting for.

“They may not be your ideal choice, but you have to weigh that against what your other choice is,” said local voter, Christine Minikhiem.

While the winner of the election remains to be seen, one thing is clear. Regardless of the reasoning behind or which candidate they support, voters aren’t sitting this election out.