LIVERPOOL N.Y. (DiA) – The pandemic is still impacting polling places in Central New York as they prepare for the upcoming mayoral election.
At the Salina Town Hall, voters are required to wear masks and poll workers have to continually sanitize voting stations.
However, Martha Christiano, a poll manager, said COVID did not disturb the usual voting process.
“Well, obviously the masks and other safety protocols are in place, continuously cleaning that kind of thing,” she said. “Other than that, it hasn’t really changed how we perform the actual voting.”
Balliet, a Central New York voter who has voted in every election in his lifetime, said why voting is so important.
“Well it makes you feel like you have a say of what’s going on, sometimes it does, most times it doesn’t,” he said. “It’s a right that most people don’t have.”
Polls close tonight at nine.