Residents come out to have voices heard in Otsego County

By Hilary Lane

Cooperstown, N.Y. (WKTV) - Residents have been hitting the polls in Cooperstown this Election Day.

Voter turnout has been steady all day and many residents said they are voting for the candidate whose belief system most closely aligns with their own.

"I think women's rights are very important to me, pro-choice is very important to me, I think gay rights is very important to me," said Peter Kellogg of Cooperstown. "I think that in this district I am anti-fracking because I think it will destroy our tourism among other things."

"We need more good paying jobs to try to keep young people who have graduated in New York State," said Sally Graumlich of Cooperstown.

"Nationally and internationally women's issues are very important to me," said Tom Rhodes of Cooperstown. "Healthcare is very important and how we deal with various crises around the world."

In addition to the issues, many residents also said they have looked at the character of the candidates. Is the candidate trustworthy? Will they put interests of others over their own?

Polls are open until 9 p.m.

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