SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Barbara Hobdy is a new resident in Syracuse and she voted for the first time in the city at Transfiguration Catholic Church which is only a few blocks from where she lives. There wasn’t much foot traffic at the church voting location unlike her past experiences in New York City and she even had a shorter walk than usual.
“The other polls … I think it’s too many people and you were rushed and you know they didn’t explain to you what supposed to be done and how it’s supposed to be done,” Hobdy said. “This was really really easy.”
Because of this difference, Hobdy decided to bring her grandson along with her to vote and he even was able to register and vote since he is 18.
“I’m so excited to be with him for his first vote, yeah I’m really excited,” Hobdy said.
She explained that since they are new to the area she had to do additional research on all of the candidates. She said that she encouraged her grandson to learn more about all of the candidates as well.
Before Election Day Hobdy told her grandson, “do some research and watch TV, you can learn a lot from TV, their commercials and there’s ads, so I think he did.”
This year’s Election Day will be one to remember for her.
“This is more personal, just a totally different feel,” Hobdy said.
More than 850 people ran for 350 elected posts across Central New York. The polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday and the final results will be in by midnight.