Solvay, N.Y. (DiA) – The Solvay Fire Department opened its Election Day poll at 6:00 this morning. Despite the darkness and the cold weather, a few people showed up right on time to cast their ballots. Though this year is not quite as crowded as last year’s presidential election, voters in Onondaga County still value their local elections.
This year’s ballot includes Onondaga County Legislature races and the Syracuse mayoral election. One of the first voters at the Solvay Fire Department election poll said she thinks more people should be voting in local elections.
“I think we need a change, some new blood. And I typically don’t vote during these elections, I only vote usually during the presidential elections, but I just think we need a change and I think more people need to get out and vote for these smaller elections to get a change.”
As voting in New York through absentee ballots and early voting gets easier, more and more people are voting in local elections than in previous years. The polls will close at 9 p.m. tonight, and the ballots will then start being counted.