CNY Early Voters Driven Out by Key Issues CNY Early Voting is Underway

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— Early voting is underway in Central New York. The midterm is important for New York, as it includes a governor race between Democrat Kathy Hochul and Republican Lee Zeldin. Whoever wins the position is going to have a big impact on new policy.

At Dewitt Town Hall, voters shared what key issues that brought them out to the polls. One of the hot-buttons is abortion, which voter Pat Schaefer was motivated by.

Women’s need to have their own bodies. Not controlled by men. There are no laws regulating men of any kind,” Schaefer said.

Another big part of the ballot is a yes or no to approve the allocation of over four billion dollars towards environmental policies. Another voter, Ron McCauley was not too thrilled about that.

That’s a ridiculous amount of money. We’re not economically in a position right now to spend that kind of money on something that’s way down the road. We need to work on what issues are on hand today, with people that are here,” McCauley said.

Other voters thought energy and crime were other large topics of concern. Early voting runs through Nov. 6 and more information can be found at



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