Oneida County Board of Elections preps for Primary Day 2011

By HILARY LANE

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - With Primary Day and the special election for the 116th Assembly District Seat set for Tuesday, Monday proved to be a very busy day for the Oneida County Board of Elections.

Phones were ringing off the hook with questions from voters and election inspectors were picking up their voting kits throughout the day.

The Board of Elections is also changing some of their policies after results were not announced until almost 11:30 p.m. last November. Instead of Board of Election workers physically picking up results from each polling site, polling sites will now be able to call the results in, which is expected to expedite the process.

"So, we are changing course a little bit and we have advised the State Board of Elections that we are going to have a call-in and it is not going to be complete and it is not going to be correct," says Pam Mandryck, the Republican Commissioner of the Board of Elections.

The final outcome may not be Tuesday night because of absentee ballots and votes from the military.

Residents can vote in the special 116th Assembly District at their assigned polling place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. To vote in the primary election, go to your polling place anytime between Noon and 9 p.m.

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