MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – Mount Pleasant residents of all ages, from first-time voters to veterans voting for the 15th time, made their way to the Mount Pleasant Police Department Tuesday to cast their ballots .
The turnout was very big, said election inspector Nancy Salamone.
"We really do hope that voters continue to come out in the numbers they have been," said Salamone. "It's been steady all day, but I know it's going to pick up big time. Many of the people are only voting for the president, and not so much the other races. It's usually like that during presidential elections."
Many residents haven't voted in a while, or are voting for the first time, said election inspector Eileen Dene.
"I think a lot of new voters have come out this year because there have been a good deal of questions concerning the ballots," said Dene. "If a person hasn't voted in the past two years they wouldn't have seen this format, but it's not that hard. The hard thing for many voters is who they should vote for."
John Messina was one of the many Mount Pleasant residents voting throughout the afternoon.
"I think this is going to be a very tight race," said Messina. "I mean, to me the problem is that we really don't have any good candidate to vote for. So now I'm sitting here thinking what should I do. It's a situation that I don't think I've been in before."
New York State voters have until 9 p.m. to cast their ballots.
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