High School Senior Volunteers for Election Day In Syracuse High School Senior Volunteers for Election Day In Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA)— Today is Election Day and many people are still heading to the voting polls, but not everyone is old enough to vote this year.

A senior at Faith Heritage High School Joe Capone participate in this year’s election in a different way.

Since you have to be 18 to register to vote, 17-year-old Capone said his age was not going to stop him.

Capone said he was able to get involved in this year’s election because of his high school.

“We either had to write a paper or volunteer for a candidate for 16 hours,” Capone said.

Capone said he chose to be a volunteer for Janet Burman.

He said after many phone calls and emails to local candidates, Janet Burman got back with him and said he could help her with her campaign.

Burman is running for Syracuse Mayor, and Capone said he will be attending Burman’s watch party tonight.

While campaigning today, Capone stood less than a mile from the Valley American Legion on the street corner holding signs.

Capone said his location was catching people’s attention, and he is hopeful many will come out to vote.

“I feel like it’s important to be an influence in the world, your community–it’s 100 percent important,” Capone said.

Capone said he is turning 18 in March and said he hopes to be registered to vote for the next election.

Capone said he will be standing on the corner of W. Seneca Turnpike until the voting polls close.

The voting polls close at seven tonight.

For county elections results, visit https://cnycentral.com/news/election-results or click here.




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