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The Seasons are Changing, but will our Politician Makeup do the same in State and National Elections?

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Fall is a time of change…

The weather gets colder, nights get shorter, and the leaves start to turn different colors

But this year the focus is on more than just the seasonal shift

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“The front page of the New York Times today says “Voters to Decide after a campaign driven by divsion” that political polarity is why many feel like it’s time for a change here in politics here in Central New York and across the United States.”

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One such place that voters are casting their ballots for change is the Nacy Cantor Warehouse…

…Normally the building is used for Syracuse University students to show their creative side, but today the warehouse is being used as a place for Syracusans to voice their political beliefs…

Kramer Cook is one of those people…he says this election could be remembered as pivotal political moment

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“I think this could be a very important, important, election for us going forward here just with how polarizing politics are now and with–I think there is definitely some people that regretted not going out and voting in 2016.”

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Still in an election as important as this one, voter turnout could be improved…

…Cyo Wright is a poll place inspector…she has a message for those who are all talk and no action..

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“It’s important to vote because if you don’t vote then you have no opinion. And if your opinion isn’t voiced then you can’t complain.”

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Well, tonight we will see if change does indeed begin to occur…

…Your last chance to cast your vote and get your sticker is at 9 o’clock…

…For Democracy in Action, I’m Nick Kuzma.

Syracuse, N.Y. (Democracy In Action)- Change could be on the way, and not just the seasonal one.

The 2018 Midterm Elections are here and many people are using this as an opportunity to make their voices heard.

“I think this could be a very important election for us going forward here, just with how polarizing politics are now,” said afternoon voter Kramer Cook. “I think there is definitely some people that regretted not going out and voting in 2016.”

In New York State, voters are marking their ballots for a wide range of offices including state assembly, attorney general, governor, and US House and Senate.

But still with the stakes so high, voter turnout could improve.

“It’s important to vote because if you don’t vote then you have no opinion,” said Polling Place Inspector Cyo Wright. “And if your opinion isn’t voiced then you can’t complain.”

The Nancy Cantor Warehouse opened as a polling place today. (c) Nick Kuzma 2018

Polls close tonight at 9 PM.

After that, we will see if a change to our political makeup does indeed occur.

 

 

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