by Janine Mack
Redeemer Covenant Church in Liverpool was packed with voters this morning. Volunteers served cookies and cider to voters. The volunteers were busy on the phone calling the Onondaga County Board of Elections, because the redistricting had voters in the wrong polling places.
There were about 30 voting stations at this location yet there was still a steady line of voters into and out of the church. The voters at this location tended to be older, but they were very passionate about practicing in the democratic process.
The volunteers went around asking people if they had special requests or prayers for friends and family. The voters talked about everything from the local candidates to helping out victims of superstorm Sandy.
Joan Smith is retired and a Democrat. She voted in every election since the 1970′s. She grew in the Washington, D.C., area with politics in her backyard. She still remembers talking about politics at dinner time and that her “parents always voted.”
Loranna Norix agreed that even though it’s not the 1960′s anymore, it’s more important than ever to vote for “the good, bad and the ugly”.
Norix says she is a Republican and voted every year since she became a United States citizen.
The voters said the process went well, but they liked the old voting machines better.
Redeemer Covenant Church will be opened until 9 p.m. today.