Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – The polls were busy with passionate voters in Cicero at the Believers Chapel polling location. Despite voters having 10 days prior to cast their ballots, many chose to vote on election day to keep tradition like voter David Souter, who believes that some traditions should change.
“Were already panicked enough as a society, there is no need to push your voting day… it’s a tradition and a right, and I think it’s only right to do it on election day,” Souter said.
Souter says his love for New York state has made him an informed voter by researching the different candidates, and not voting along party lines.
“I like to see who has done the best job for me, who has done the best job for my community, and then who is doing a better job for me in Albany, and Nationally… I’d rather do my research just like in school and be prepared when I go to the poll,” Souter said.
Like Souter, Dick Cushman Candidate for Cicero town councilor hope voters are making informed decisions at the polls.
“Everyone has different priorities when you look at a candidate you have to decide… if you can overlook somethings you don’t agree with for the greater good,” Cushman said.
Cushman hopes that voters are well researched and know the specific issues the community faces and acts accordingly at the polls.