2019 Elections

Today people went to the Onondaga Free Library, but not just to check out books.

By Dana Casullo, BDJ 664.02

Published on November 5, 2019

Voting at the Onondaga Free Library. Video produced by Dana Casullo.

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Dana: People weren’t coming to the Onondaga Free Library just to get books today.
They came to cast their vote in the local election.
Polls are open throughout Onondaga County from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the voters ages range from old to young.
Harold Schume graduated from Syracuse University in the college of forestry in 1953 and has been voting for 48 years.

Dana and Schume: (“Do you remember the first time you voted? No.”)

Dana: Although Schume does not recall the first time he voted, believes young adults should take part in voting.

Schume: (“Because they are a part of the population, and whoever is elected will affect their life certainly.”)

Dana: And for one student she believes that it is very important to get young people involved in voting.

Burrows: “Our generation really needs to cast their voice, and I think a lot of the older generation is currently doing that and we need to take a stand and make our voices heard about what we believe is important.”

Dana: Megan Burrows is a student at Le Moyne college and says there are other ways besides voting students can make a difference.

Burrows: “Within your own community, volunteering, again telling other people to vote, and getting a group of people together to make a difference in any small way.”)

Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – Today people went to the Onondaga Free library to cast their votes for the local election. This was the first year for Central New Yorkers to use the new voting technology at the polls.

The new technology came easy to 21-year-old voter, Megan Burrows. Burrows said it’s very important her generation goes out to vote.

“Our generation really needs to cast their voice, and I think a lot of the older generation is currently doing that and we need to take a stand and make our voices heard about what we believe is important,” Burrows said.

Burrows said not only is voting a great way to make change, there are also other ways people can.

“Within your own community, volunteering, again telling other people to vote, and getting a group of people together to make a difference in any small way,” Burrows said.

Harold Schume is not new to voting, but he is to the technology. Schume has been voting for 48 years. He said it’s very important for young adults to go out and vote.

“Because they are a part of the population, and whoever is elected will affect their life certainly,” Schume said.