Polling sites across the area are reporting long lines, as people cast their votes in the 2020 election. In Oneida County lines were out the door in New Hartford and at their location at MVCC. People braving the cold weather to make sure their voice is heard.
"I think it's a testament that people are excited to vote. You know I think there's excitement in the air," said Sydney Cross.
"It gives people an opportunity to express what's happening in our country and I feel it's something everyone should participate in," said Stanley Donagan.
Voters who were waiting in line tell NEWSChannel 2 some of them didn't get an absentee ballot in the mail, forcing them to do in-person voting.
Those waiting in line were asked to socially distance themselves from one another and wear masks. But despite the long wait times, voters said it's worth it.
"A lot of the things that we complain about and the daily things that we worry about are directly affected by whether you vote or not. even if things don't go my way I can always be comforted in knowing that I at least spoke for myself," said Tracy Bowens.
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