Elections

Voters Cast Ballots in North Syracuse

By Alexa Roth, BDJ 664.02

Published on November 5, 2019

Syracuse mom brings kids to the polls Video produced by (c) 2019 Alexa Roth.

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Reporter: Alexa Roth

THE NORTH SYRACUSE CENTRAL SCHOOL OFFICE BUILDING WAS A SITE FOR MANY VOTERS THIS EARLY MORNING.
I SPOKE TO A LOCAL MOM WHO BROUGHT HER KIDS WITH HER TO THE VOTING SITE TO SHOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE A VOICE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Mackenzie Hafner

<“Theyre long time friends of mine and we live right down the street and every vote counts”>

Alexa Roth Stand up

<” I am here outside of the North Central Syracuse school building where voting is taking place. Polls have been open since 6 am and people are just rolling in regardless of the weather it is starting to rain but I spoke with one mother who brought her kids to vote and tried to express the importance of voting and what it means to her.”>

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HAFNER SAYS SHE BROUGHT HER KIDS TO THE SITE IN HOPES THAT ONE DAY THEY

Mackenzie Hafner

<“I want them to know where they’re of age that they really should take the time to do this and its part of our life and you know they just need to support the people in the community they live in.”>

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Alexa Roth Reporter

THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF TIME TO GO OUT AND VOTE. MOST POLLING SITES WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 9 PM TONIGHT BUT MAKE SURE TO CHECK ONLINE FOR EXACT TIMES FOR YOUR POLLING SITE…. ALEXA ROTH… N-C-C NEWS.

 

 

NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Election day in Syracuse is finally here and if you did not participate in early voting, today was your chance to cast your ballot. The North Syracuse Central School building is one of the polling sites that will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Voters prior to today were allowed to cast their ballots early as New York became the 39th state to allow for early voting.

This took place at polling sites up to 10 days before today, the general election.

Mackenzie Hafner, Syracuse resident and mother, brought her children with her to vote today.

“I want them to know where they’re of age that they really should take the time to do this and its part of our life and you know they just need to support the people in the community they live in,” she said.

Hafner came out to vote because she has some long time friends running in the election.

“They’re long time friends of mine and we live right down the street and every vote counts,” Hafner said.

In Central New York, there is a new sign-in procedure for voters. Registration will be conducted on iPads so the process to make the check-in process quicker for those at the sites, and voters who have little time to vote.