MINOA, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – In the Village of Minoa were two polling places where residents could cast their vote.
The two locations were the Minoa Municipal Building and Saint Mary’s Parish Center on North Main Street.
Minoa is a smaller village with around 3,500 people. Even with the New York State early voter registration deemed a success, the municipal building was steady all day.
“We were surprised that so many people were coming out because we had the early voting, but it’s been a good turnout,” Voting System Specialist Billie Trapani said.
Trapani has been helping out with election for eight years now.
As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Minoa Center had 355 voters.
Just two minutes up the street was the parish center. That building was much bigger to accommodate more voters.
Because the two were so close together, some voters got confused on where they should go to cast their ballots.
“We have had to move a lot of people over there because they thought they were voting here and sure enough they had to vote there,” Trapani said.
Trapani had to take off from her day time job to work the election.
She got there at 5 a.m. and was scheduled to work the entire day.
“Thanks to my co-workers and food to help me get through,” Trapani said. “That being said, I feel like it is my civic duty as a citizen of the county to help out in anyway I can.”