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Primary Ballots Are Filled With More Women Than Ever Before

By India Timpton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – With primary elections taking place all across the country, voters are quickly learning that this year’s ballots will feature more female politicians than ever before.

While a combination of open, closed and non-partisan blanket primaries are taking place from March 6 to Nov. 6, 2018, women are looking to make waves all throughout the political world. Representing the Republican, Democratic, and Independent parties they are giving voters more diversity on the ballot than ever before.

Many final votes have now been tallied leaving many women one step closer to the political position they desire, but some officials worry the battle will not end with many of them victorious.

Local primaries are set to begin next Tuesday, June 26 and will feature female candidates such as Dana Balter, Juanita Perez-Williams, and Stephanie Miner. Until polls close that night, we will have to see if the national increase of women in politics spreads to New York.