CNY Seeing High Voter Turnout On Election Day
By Madeline Stelk
CLAY, N.Y. (DIA) – Hundreds of voters filed through the doors of the Clay Town Hall this morning to cast their vote in the 2022 midterm elections. Paco Valle, a 2022 midterm voting system specialist at the site, said he was surprised by the high turnout.
“Most Midterms are very slow but this one is fantastic,” Valle said. “It has kept us here very busy.”
Control of Congress is at stake in Tuesday’s midterm elections, with the Democratic Party currently in power. Eric Sullivan, a small business owner and Clay resident, said voting today in Onondaga County is crucial.
“There are people who worry about the national picture far too much,” Sullivan said. “These local elections have a far bigger impact on their daily lives.”
On Oct. 24, the Clay Town Hall served a different purpose. County officials met there to discuss Micron’s $100 billion investment in a computer chip plant in Clay. Some voters said the project impacted the way they voted on Tuesday.
“There were people involved in making that transaction happen that I felt should have gotten a pat on the back,” Sullivan said. “I might have voted in that direction.”
The polls in New York are now closed.