Central New York

Voter Turnout Expected to Rise in Tuesday’s Election

Voter turn out expected to rise this year after a stead decline in past elections.

By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Voter turn out has steadily been going down during past election cycles in Onondaga county.

The Board of Elections Commissioner for the Democratic Party, Dustin Czarny, said  the stead decline resulted in on 28 percent of registered voters participating four years ago.

This year is expected to be up. The reason being the competitive nature of this years ballot. Only a few positions across Onondaga County are going unopposed.

On top of a large ballot, the Syracuse mayoral election is expected to drive people to the polls. The two candidates at the forefront would both be history making candidates according to Czarny. Democratic candidate Juanita Perez-Williams would be the fist Latina woman, and Ben Walsh would be the first unaffiliated candidate.

Polling places have  already began to prepare for the larger-than-usual- turn out this year. The Board of elections started trucking out voting booths and electronic ballot scanners.

Voting will begin on Novenber the seventh and go from six a.m. to eight p.m.

Polling places and registration confirmation can be found at elections.ny.gov