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Long-time CNY Voter Leads By Example

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70 year old voter has never missed an election year.

Anastasia Frazier: Election Day is well underway. As citizens arrive at the Camillus Fire Department poll-site, they’ve been reflecting on the importance of voting. Roman Szul, from Camillus, is more than passionate about voting. Roman Szul has always believed that it is a privilege. He says his first voting experience was at the age of 18.

Roman Szul: I’m age 70 and I have voted every election year.

Anastasia Frazier: Szul says he knows the best time to get to the polls and why it’s the best time.

Roman Szul: Morning is always good, okay, because I’m an early riser. You avoid the crowds and it gives me a chance to read the amendments or proposals that are there instead of just voting for it based on what the mainstream media or commercials say.

Anastasia Frazier: The long-time voter says he takes voting seriously because elections have consequences, and he says many people have fought for the right to vote.

Roman Szul: People do not realize the number of lives that have been lost to have this privilege of voting.

Anastasia Frazier:
Szul urges others to understand the importance of voting.

Roman Szul: Whether it’s county wide, whether it’s statewide, whether it’s federal wide the most important thing is to get out there and voice how you feel in terms of policy.

Anastasia Frazier: Szul hopes the younger generations will value the right to vote just as much as he does.

Roman Szul:
And if you didn’t vote at all, shame on you!

Anastasia Frazier: For Democracy in Action Day, I’m Anastasia Frazier.

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (DiA) – Roman Szul has always believed voting is an immense privilege.  He took advantage of his first voting experience at the age of 18.

I’m age 70, and I have voted every election year,” Szul said. 

By now, he’s an expert at the voting polls.

“Morning is always good, okay, because I’m an early riser. You avoid the crowds, and it gives me a chance to read the amendments or proposals that are there instead of just voting for it based on what the mainstream media or commercials say,” Szul said.  

Szul takes the elections seriously because he knows that elections affect the entire community.

“Whether it’s county wide, whether it’s statewide, whether it’s federal wide, the most important thing is to get out there and voice how you feel in terms of policy,” Szul said. 

The long-time voter hopes the younger generations will value their right to vote and put it to good use.

Before Szul left the polling site, he advised everyone to get out and vote today. 

“And if you didn’t vote at all, shame on you!” Szul said. 

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