SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA) — Turnout is expected to be lower this year because it’s not a presidential or gubernatorial election year. One of the biggest items on the ballot is the City of Syracuse mayor. This afternoon at the Syracuse University Huntington Hall located on Marshall Street the lines were short. The education center at Syracuse University was one of many polling locations near the campus.
Anthony Biss is a local voter who comes to the polls each year because he is looking for a change in the community. Biss said he wants less crime in the community.
“I want better for this city and if my vote makes a difference than I am very happy,” Biss said. “If you get out and vote then it’s for the better at least if you lose you made an effort to make change and maybe next year it will change.”
Polling site Manager John Hohl-Schambo said he is not surprised by the short lines because of the expansion of early voting in Onondaga County. He said it helps voters not be stressed out while waiting in lines.
“It does affect the voters themselves when they are sitting in line,” Hohl-Schambo said.
Polls will remain open until 9 p.m.