Voters in the Southern Tier Make Their Way to the Polls for the Presidential Primary

Politics

A lot is at stake in the New York Presidential Primary Election.

The latest polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton holding on to a firm lead in their respective parties. 

The polls opened in the Southern Tier at noon on Tuesday.

In Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung Counties, it’s described as a heavy voter turn out. 

For the Democrats, 291 delegates are up for grabs.  95 delegates are at stake for the Republicans.

New York’s primaries are “closed,” which means voters can only cast ballots in the party in which they are registered. 

18 News spoke with voters in Steuben County.  They say having your voice heard is well worth the short time it takes to stop in an cast your ballot.

“It only takes a couple minutes. It’s not hard to do. I think sometimes.. the first time I voted I was a little scared that it was going to be difficult, but it’s not. The difficult part is trying to figure out who to vote for,” voter Debbie Mason said. 

“We have to get the right person in office to turn this country around. We have a lot of problems in this country that need to be changed,” voter William Stevens Jr., said.

“I’m a veteran so yeah, I know the people who came before me fought really really hard so it’s very important,” voter Anthony Clayberger said. 

Polls in the Southern Tier are open until 9:00 PM.

The Pennsylvania primary is Tuesday April 26.

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