SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— The polls will be open tomorrow for voters to vote in the New York state primary election. This comes two days after early voting ended on Sunday.
According to officials at the Onondaga County Board of Elections, the number of early voters was more than 2,000. This is a 235% increase from the 2020 presidential primary.
Onondaga County Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny said the number of early voters exceeded his expectations.
“It was a successful early voting, we are going to see how many of these early voters make up the total vote when we have our primary tomorrow but I think it went really well,” Czarny said.
Voter turnout for primary elections tend to be low but Czarny said he isn’t sure what to expect this time around. With the current Supreme Court rulings and their opinions being released, Czarny says it’s too soon to determine what affect they will have on voter turnout.
“With these Supreme Court rulings energizing over 50% of America, I think we’re going to see some higher turnout and higher registration but time will tell,” Cznary said. “It’s a long way until November.”
This primary is broken into two different dates, one Tuesday and the other on August 23. Czarny said the one tomorrow is crucial for the gubernatorial race.
“Tomorrow Democrats are voting on governor and lieutenant governor, Republicans are voting on governor then they have a small town committee in the town of Pompey,” Cznary said.
The ballot will be short with three Democratic candidates to choose from for both positions and four Republican GOP candidates. In order to vote in tomorrow’s primaries you have to be registered to a political party. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow.