SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)—With Election Day right around the corner, candidates nationwide are answering community questions about their policies and the voting process, including Syracuse candidates. Candidates for councilor at large attended The Syracuse League of Women Voters community forum to answer questions from the community. Thomas Babilon, a candidate from the Libertarian party, said these forums are important to give any last-minute information.
“People don’t know who the candidates are, they don’t know who to vote for,” Babilon said. “A lot of people don’t know when the election is. I think it’s important to get the candidates’ views out there, to get them publicized. Let people know that there is an election coming up and these are the people that you have an opportunity to vote for.”
Syracuse League of Women Voters member Joan Johnson said the league puts on the forum because it is important for democracy and helps community members do their part for society.
“People have to know the candidates, they have to do their homework,” Johnson said. “Democracy isn’t easy, you have to get involved.”
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, but early voting for the 2019 election will begin this Saturday and continue through Nov. 3.