Voters in Baldwinsville explain the importance of voting and the convenience of voting at Baldwinsville Public Library. (c) 2021 Maggy Haggerty

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Baldwinsville Public Library Provides Convenience to Voters

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GEOFF GILMAN: It’s a basic right and I think it’s important for you to have a say in your government and if you don’t vote, then you don’t really have much of a voice in the government.

MAGGY HAGGERTY: It’s Election Day and Baldwinsville Public Library is a location this year for residents to cast their ballot. Voters can easily pull into the parking lot…park…go in through the front doors…and then take a left towards the Community Room. Baldwinsville resident and veteran Geoff Gilman has voted many times and encourages those around him to vote.

GILMAN: If you’re in town you should go vote in person.

HAGGERTY: Many voters here today at Baldwinsville Public Library say it’s a lot easier to vote here than previous locations that they’ve used in the past.

JOHN WARGO: It was extremely easy to vote. This was a new place for us. We usually vote at the school, but they changed it this time and it’s actually more convenient.

HAGGERTY: Like every other election…those who did cast their ballot can sport an I Voted sticker. Voting ends tonight at 9 P-M. However…the results of the winning candidates may not be available until a few weeks later because of absentee ballots.

WARGO: I  would encourage everybody to go out and vote. It’s your right.

BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. (DiA) – Baldwinsville Public Library opened its doors to voters in Central New York today. It’s a location that is new to many.

“It was extremely easy to vote,” Baldwinsville resident John Wargo said. “This was a new place for us. We usually vote at the school, but they changed it this time and it’s actually more convenient.”

The library right off of East Genesee Street offered voting in its Community Room. Traffic was steady, but no lines were necessary during the 11 o’clock hour. Much of the crowd that came through at this time were older. There were also a handful of veterans as well.

Geoff Gilman, who was one of the veterans who voted at this location, said he always votes for presidential, local, and school board elections.

“It’s a basic right and I think it’s important for you to have a say in your government and if you don’t vote, then you don’t really have much of a voice in the government,” Gilman said.

Both Gilman and Wargo said they encourage those around them to continue to vote each year.

“Like my son, we call him to make sure he’s all registered and ready to vote,” Wargo said.

Gilman prefers to bring it up in conversation and ask whether people voted.

Both of the Baldwinsville residents agreed that voting is a priority, especially in this country.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will continue to be open until 9 p.m. in Onondaga County.

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