2019 Elections

Marcellus Fire Station Brought More Than Firefighters In Today

By Julianna D'Urzo, BDJ 664.02

Published on November 5, 2019

Marcellus Fire Department Voting Poll Video produced by Julianna D'Urzo.

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(Julianna)
CENTRAL NEW YORKERS FILL POLLING STATIONS.
TO SOME, VOTING IS AN IMPORTANT RIGHT.
TO OTHERS, VOTING IS A WAY TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD.

(Sandy)
(“To me, all politics are local, I mean these are the people that are really effecting what I will be doing as far as my taxes, roads, everything, I mean it affects my local life.”)

(Julianna)
(IT’S THROUGH THESE VERY DOORS WHERE COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN COME CAST THEIR VOTES.
THE POLLING STATION’S MANAGER SAYS THAT THE RUSH HAS BEEN NON STOP.)

(Bonnie)
(“Very Steady, it’s been a very steady contiual flow”)

(Julianna)
ANOTHER LOCAL RESIDENT, BONNIE KELLY HAS BEEN WORKING AT THE POLLING STATIONS FOR 5 YEARS AND SAYS THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YEAR’S VOTERS.

(Bonnie)
(A lot more people have been voting this year, than in previous, so I think with the current political climate and such going on with the 2020s coming soon, people are very involved, very invested, very knowledgeable and they’re very active.”

MARCELLUS, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Every first Tuesday of November marks local election day. One polling station, Marcellus Fire Station, has seen a continuous flow of voters since they opened their doors today at 6 a.m.

To some, voting is a right and to others, voting is a way to have their voices heard. For one local woman, voting is a necessity.

“It is a local election, to me all politics are local, I mean these are the people that are affecting what I will be doing as far as my taxes, roads, everything, I mean it affects my local life,” Sandy Lislovs said.

Lislovs is a local engineer who recognizes the importance of voting for local elections. Annually, local voting is something Lislovs does not miss. She encourages others to vote as well.

“It is certainly your right not to vote, however, you can’t complain if someone is voted into office that makes decisions you don’t agree with,” Lislovs said.

According to Betty Kelly, the polling station’s manager, there has been an increase in this year’s voters, one she believes may be due to the upcoming 2020 election.

“A lot more people have been voting this year, than in previous, so I think with the current political climate and such going on with the 2020s coming soon, people are very involved, very invested, very knowledgeable and they’re very active,” Kelly said.

Polls close tonight at 9 pm.