SKANEATELES, N.Y. (DIA) – Voters in Skaneateles came out in massive numbers this morning to the local fire department to cast their ballots this Election Day. Skaneateles resident Tom Fernandez remarked that this was the largest crowd he’d ever seen at the station.
“It’s actually the most people I’ve seen in the polling place, even [during] a presidential election.”
He went on to say that he was brought to the polls because he believes that “there’s a lot of important issues on the ballot today, and there’s a lot of important positions that need to be filled.”
Skaneateles resident Amelia Napodano, voting at the fire department for the first time, said that polling place workers and other voters had similar thoughts.
“This is the first time I’ve voted here, but I heard people talking that [sic] it was the biggest turnout they’d seen and that they were pleased that people had shown up to voice their opinion.” Napodano said she also has many issues she’s passionate about, and believes the other members of the crowd have them too.
The polls at Skaneateles Volunteer Fire remain open until 9 p.m., leaving plenty of time for more residents eager to voice their opinions to cast their votes.