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Why Central New York Citizens Are Voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Natalie Fahmy, BDJ 364.01

Published on November 6, 2018
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Voters are going to the polls to have a voice in the midterm elections. (c) Natalie Fahmy 2018

Listen to why Central New York Citizens are voting in midterm elections this year.

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NATALIE FAHMY: One polling place people are going to vote this year is Tecumseh Elementary School, where people are voting for various reasons. One citizen, Sharron Royce, has been voting for decades, but says this year voting in the midterm elections is especially important.

SHARRON ROYCE: “I just think there’s so many issues, there’s so many problems, there’s so much divisiveness, we need to work out something.”

NATALIE FAHMY: Another Central New York Citizen, Andrew Saluti has been voting for 23 years and says this year he is voting to support his party and make change against the current administration. But he says no matter what, you should vote every year.

ANDREW SALUTI: “It’s our civic responsibility. No matter who you vote for, you should be voting, because if you don’t vote, you have no voice.”

NATALIE FAHMY: As a voter for more than 40 years, Nancy Plemons says voting is important in each election.

NANCY PLEMONS: “If you like the the candidate that’s in power now then you need to come out to the midterms to make sure they stay in.”

NATALIE FAHMY: For Democracy in Action, I’m Natalie Fahmy.

Voters in Central New York are coming out to the polls to be a voice in the 2018 midterm elections.

One polling place people are going to vote this year is Tecumseh Elementary School, where people are voting for various reasons. One CNY citizen, Sharron Royce, said voting in the midterm elections is especially important this year.

“I just think there’s so many issues, there’s so many problems, there’s so much divisiveness, we need to work out something,” Royce said.

Royce, has been voting for decades and wants to see a change this year. Another citizen, Andrew Saluti agrees that it is important to vote in order to make a difference.

Saluti has been voting for 23 years and said no matter what, you should vote every year.

“It’s our civic responsibility. No matter who you vote for, you should be voting, because if you don’t vote, you have no voice,” Saluti said.

He said that this year he is voting to support his party and make change against the current administration.

As a voter for more than 40 years, Nancy Plemons said voting is important in each election. She said the midterm elections are not only used for change, but are also important to support current officials.

“If you like the the candidate that’s in power now then you need to come out to the midterms to make sure they stay in,” said Plemons.

Polls are open until 9 tonight to give everyone a chance to vote.

Citizens voting in Tecumseh Elementary School. (c) Natalie Fahmy 2018

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People were directed where to vote once they entered Tecumseh Elementary School. (c) Natalie Fahmy 2018

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