SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Today is election day in New York, and voters at Erwin First United Methodist Church were greeted by an assortment of baked goods and a friendly hello this morning.
Jackie Sadowski and Evelyn Disinger of United Methodist Women sat in the entrance of the polling place, with a variety of muffins, breads, pies, and cookies all available for sale.
The two women partner with their church every year to raise money for their missions, aimed to help women and children across the world.
“It’s a good way for us to interact with our community and the people of the neighborhood,” Disinger said.
Their responsibilities on election day aren’t limited to the sale of baked goods, though, as they also go out to vote every election.
“I think if you want to have a voice in something, you have to vote,” Disinger said. “If you elect not to vote, you have no reason to complain about who got in office.”
You can check the location where you can vote on Onondaga County’s Board of Elections website.
Voting will continue until 9 p.m. at all polling places.