STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Early voting continues to draw in record numbers

Early voting across New York state is in its 3rd day. Poll sites in surrounding counties reporting record numbers. Long lines and long wait times have been synonymous with early voting. Voter said it's a sign the community is looking for a change.

Posted: Oct 26, 2020 6:20 PM

Early voting across New York state is in its 3rd day. Poll sites in surrounding counties reporting record numbers. Long lines and long wait times have been synonymous with early voting. Voter said it's a sign the community is looking for a change.

"A lot of people want a change, some people don't want a change, But I feel we have more people that want a change than those who don't want a change," said a voter.

Total early voter turnout"

Oneida County: 2,854

Herkimer County: 1,480

Otsego County: 1,580

Candidates for the 22nd Congressional Race said the voter turnout is a positive sign.

"I'm excited about it, I think that its a good thing that people feel safe," said Claudia Tenney.

"It's a good sign for our democracy seeing such a high voter turnout. And I'm hopeful that that's going to go well for our campaign. I encourage more people to come out," said Congressman Anthony Brindisi.

NEWSCHannel 2 asked both candidates what they were saying to voters just 8 days before the election.

"I feel that this election is really shaping up to be a clear choice. To me who's a small business owner, I've struggled as a single mom. I fought against the establishment and the wealthiest and most powerful people in people in our community and stood up for our community. Versus someone who was handpicked by the establishment. Helped by the wealthiest and most powerful people. And never faced a primary in his own party. Who's gone down to Washington promising to be a moderate and turns out he's one of the members of the far left and bringing our country to the point where he is surrendering to these socialist policies just like he did in the Assembly. I think people have a clear choice and stand for what we believe in. Or do we end up with the socialist policies he's been voting for." said Tenney.

"There's a real contrast in this election between myself who has shown up in this election and over the last four years, Listened to the constituents, got things done with both sides. Versus my opponent who has been more on the extreme side of things. We wanna make sure that we are bringing people together. We're in very divided times. I think I'm the candidate who is better able to do that," said Brindisi.

Election day is November 3rd.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2140258

Reported Deaths: 53611
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings28613110512
Queens28134210016
Suffolk2034473410
Nassau1863713184
Bronx1860246595
New York1419364526
Westchester1309682295
Erie903471814
Richmond767401851
Monroe697391117
Orange48855847
Rockland47345758
Onondaga39348680
Dutchess29771447
Albany24943358
Oneida22785517
Niagara20199375
Broome18764367
Saratoga15621168
Ulster14074258
Schenectady13309205
Rensselaer11370145
Putnam1070593
Chautauqua8997146
Chemung7834137
Oswego768393
Ontario748493
Steuben7003147
Sullivan674476
St. Lawrence673197
Cayuga640392
Jefferson624168
Wayne583273
Cattaraugus576793
Genesee5453124
Herkimer5242110
Clinton487033
Madison460389
Livingston455360
Fulton445393
Tompkins439652
Montgomery4281128
Columbia4118104
Cortland395864
Tioga386263
Warren374562
Wyoming361853
Allegany357687
Chenango353677
Otsego348247
Greene346179
Washington319055
Orleans314283
Lewis283236
Franklin257212
Delaware241539
Seneca202657
Schoharie172219
Essex162526
Yates118226
Schuyler108814
Hamilton3162
Unassigned8812
Out of NY0252
Utica
Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 60°
Oneonta
Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 60°
Herkimer
Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 60°
Old Forge
Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 60°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather

Alivana Wellness Infusion Giveaway
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
18 Facets of Summer Photo Contest brought to you by Herkimer Diamond Mines
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve