SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Election Day is in full swing this morning, especially at Faith Heritage School in Syracuse, where poll workers arrived at five this morning. While this job might be less than glamorous, it is essential to running a smooth election day.
Elsie Singletary has been working at the Faith Heritage School location for 15 years. She believes it is her civic duty to help out the community and exercise the right to vote.
“We have the right to vote, and we need to express it, and we need to come out and do this so we can have a say,” Singletary said.
Singletary, a teaching assistant at Corcoran High School in the special education department, said her favorite part of working at the polls are the friends she’s made along the way.
“I love my Maureen over there, my girl, my best friend, me and her we started together,” said Singletary. “We worked together for years.”
She also said that it is vital that all the workers get along since it is a long day.
“Each year, there are some different people, and we have got to make it fun, cause all the time we be here together,” said Singletary.
Next time you’re at the polls, make sure to remember to thank these selfless workers for their time and dedication to democracy and community.