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.