Board of Elections Comissioner gives tips for voting on election day

As the midterm election approaches, commissioners with the Oneida County Board of Elections want voters to be as prepared as possible when going to the polls.

Posted: Nov 5, 2018 6:52 PM

As the midterm election approaches, commissioners with the Oneida County Board of Elections want voters to be as prepared as possible when going to the polls.

Commissioners say, while there is no dress code, voters are not allowed to wear clothes that show support for a candidate. That even goes for signs and flyers, which must stay at least 100 feet away from poll sites.

Commissioner Michael Galimo (D) says voters in New York state are not required to bring an I.D. to vote. Galimo also says that people who are not registered in their district, or have issues with their registration at the polls, still have an alternative way to cast their votes.

"If there is a matter where they're not in the book, and they are at the right poll site, our inspectors know to give them an affidavit ballot,” Galimo said.

Galimo says they want everyone to get out and vote, and he’s stressing the importance of following the rules.

"Everyone's already a little on edge because it is election day,” Galimo said. “If you just follow the rules in place, hopefully we'll have a smooth election day for everybody."

Galimo says he wants voters to take their take their time with the ballot.

You can find our polling place by going to Vote.org.

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