CNY voters at the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection explain why they decided to vote in-person despite COVID-19 concerns.
While a record number of Onondaga County voters have sent their ballots in by mail this election season, many have opted to do things the old fashioned way. Owen Sienko spoke with voters in the Town of LaFayette about why they chose to vote in-person this year.
Many voters are opting to show up in-person to the polls here in Central New York. Some are skeptical over the main-in process and say there is too much at stake. And while COVID-19 cases are rising in Onondaga County and around the country, voters feel safe about casting their ballot here at the Van Buren Town Hall in Baldwinsville. Poll workers here are working diligently to sanitize polling stations, and are ensuring social distancing.
TULLY, N. Y. (NCC News) – The town of Tully has fewer than 3,000 residents. Many filled out their ballots during the early voting days but over 500 people showed up to Tully’s Municipal Building on Election Day to do their civic duty. Of those voters was Janet Price-Kurta, a rather unconventional first time voter. Price-Kurta…
Dewitt, N.Y. (NCC News) For Farzad Sarmast, Election Day means more than filling out a ballot. It represents an opportunity he would never have dreamed of when he was a young boy in Iran. Sarmast immigrated to the United States when he was a year old. In high school, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Sarmast…
Marcellus residents had an easy time voting at a local fire station this afternoon.
A whole new generation of Americans are casting their votes in their first ever election today. There has already been record numbers of votes counted in the Syarcuse area with early voting, absentee and in-person today. Part of this surge includes a wave of first-time voters, who made their presence felt at the Town of Onondaga Town Hall polling place today.
Cicero, N.Y. (NCC News) – Poll worker Claire Madigan sat in the Cicero Elementary School gym, surrounded by people almost twice her age. Her fluorescent orange hair and black-and-white striped turtleneck stood out against the white cinderblock wall behind her as she checked in Onondaga County voters with a smile. In September, Madigan was laid…
Four voters at Van Buren town hall expressed nervousness over this year's election, which will have results later than usual due to the increase in mail-in ballots.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Azian Goodrich got a special gift for his 18th birthday: A ballot. Goodrich turned 18 on Election Day, making him eligible to vote this year in his first presidential election. Along with his excited parents and wearing a customized “I Voted” shirt, he cast his ballot at the Erwin First United…
Voters at Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church had an easy time voting this morning, even with pandemic restrictions and social distancing.
Liverpool residents came out to vote on Tuesday for the 2020 Presidential Election as well as Congressional candidates, state senators and assembly members up for election. Voters shared why they came out to vote and what issues are most important to them when deciding on who to vote for.
People of all ages cast their ballots at Armond Magnarelli Community Center at McChesney Park in Syracuse. The polls were active at lunch time. An 18-year-old and an 82-year-old both made time to vote, but for different reasons. An at-risk women said she needed to vote on Election Day despite the early and absentee voting.
It's been a record breaking year for mail-in and absentee ballots as citizens continue to take precaution against the corona virus this election day. Due to this and some unforeseen circumstances, polling sites like WCNY in Syracuse has seen an unusual low number of in-person voter turnout.
Voters who cast ballots at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church said precautionary COVID-19 measures made them feel comfortable voting in-person.
Syracuse University Political Science Professor Shana Gadarian said there is some evidence rain on Election Day will depress voter turnout. However, according to the National Weather Service, heavy rains are not expected in Central New York Today. Gadarian said since the skies are supposed to be clear, she does not believe the weather will prevent Central New York Voters from casting their ballots today.
DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) – Despite unprecedented challenges this election season, many people have felt safe enough to vote in-person so far. Despite the global pandemic and concerns over voting methods, voters have turned out in high numbers. Some people, like Marian Glisson, saw civic responsibility as a main motivator. “I think we all have a…
For the Syracuse residents who lined up outside Nottingham High School in the dark prior to the polls opening at 6 a.m., being the first to vote didn't matter as much as being able to vote.