SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Early voting in Central New York surpassed even the most optimistic projections, as tens of thousand of people waited in line to vote before Election Day.
Five of the nine days in Onondaga County had more than 7,000 voters across its six early voting locations. The grand total was just shy of 60,000 voters over the nine days.
In Oneida County, nine days of early voting at three sites brought in just shy of 17,000 voters.
In Cayuga County, 11,071 people voted, which is more than 23% of registered voters. The Democratic Elections Commissioner says it’s one of the highest early vote turnouts in the state.
NewsChannel 9 has tabulated vote totals for each day from each county’s board of elections:
As usual, traditional polling sites are open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, from 6am to 9pm.
Absentee ballots have to be postmarked by Election Day if mailed, but it’s advised to drop them off in person at any of Tuesday’s polling sites or at the local Board of Elections office.