Dedicated voters with a need to make an impact go to vote during a mid-day lull on Marshall Street.
Poll workers at the Eastwood Community Center employed COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure voters remained safe at the ballot boxes during the 2021 election cycle. Regulations included sanitizing voting stations after each use, making hand sanitizer available to voters, and requiring masks indoors.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA) — Turnout is expected to be lower this year because it’s not a presidential or gubernatorial election year. One of the biggest items on the ballot is the City of Syracuse mayor. This afternoon at the Syracuse University Huntington Hall located on Marshall Street the lines were short. The education center at Syracuse…
Our Lady of Pompei Church in Syracuse, New York is running their annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser today on election day. For the second straight year, indoor dining is off limits, but curbside pickup and outdoor dining are options that customers can use. Election candidates will stop by to talk to the crowd and have themselves a stress-free moment away from all the election day issues. Many of the church staff, including Rev. Daniel Caruso, believe that this event can bridge the gap of anyone's differences on an election day that can bring about tension and stress. The staff has worked overtime to make sure they have enough meals to feed the local community and to make sure this 72nd annual event is the best one yet.
Syracuse voters are eager to cast their ballots. Emad Rahim came to the United States as a refugee. Back in his home country of Cambodia, voting wasn't allowed under the Khmer Rough communist regime. Now that he's able to vote, Rahim wants to take full advantage of his right to vote. Cjala Surratt, Rahim's wife, appreciates the sacrifices previous generations made to fight for her right to vote.
This year voters at the Spiritual Renewal Center will continue to cast their votes upstairs in the Wisdom room, after many years of voting downstairs in the basement.
Polling workers like Todd Relyea have volunteered their time to work for the Board of Elections because it's something they believe in. Whatever their reason may be, they all attend a training session every year to be certified to conduct this role in their polling locations.