Northern Suburbs

Voters Looking to Inspire Change

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Norma Ingerosl: It’s change. You got to change, you know.

Dylan Johnson: That’s the prevailing thought for voters this morning in northern Syracuse.
Many walking from their homes through temperatures in the 40’s and light rain to vote.
Some are just happy to have the chance to vote.

LaVergne: We have so much trouble with them, what would we do if we didn’t have elections.

Johnson: Most recognize this action is needed to get what they want.
Including Judith McDonald, who’s been voting for 50 years.

McDonald: Helping the country go along the way you want it to go. If you just sit back and do nothing, we’re in trouble.

Johnson: It’s not just the voters who are out here to inspire change, but it’s also election staff such as Andrew Washington JR

Washington: Our pioneers who started the cause gave their life to it. It was up to my generation and the generation after me to keep the process going.

Washington has been part of the process as an election supervisor for nine years.
He says historic candidates like incumbent Ben Walsh, an independent, and democratic nominee Khalid Bey, in this year’s mayor race, are reasons elections are so important in the country.

Washington: Through my years I have seen great developments have taken place because of this change.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA) –¬†Voters braved through cold temperatures in the 40’s and strong winds to come vote at the Armond Magnarelli Community Center in northern Syracuse.

It’s a local election year but people still came out looking to inspire change with their votes.

(It’s) helping the country go along the way you want it to go,” Judith McDonald, a voter of 50 years, said. “If you just sit back and do nothing, we’re in trouble.”

Andrew Washington JR has been an election supervisor for nine years and involved in local politics since he was 16. He says he’s been inspired by elections since he was even younger than that.

“Our pioneers who started the cause gave their life to it,” Washington said. “It was up to my generation and the generation after me to keep the process going.”

Washington points to historic candidates in this year’s mayoral race like incumbent Ben Walsh, an independent, and democratic nominee Khalid Bey, as reasons for why he is so inspired by American elections.

“Through my years I have seen great developments have taken place because of this change,” Washington said.

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