Preparing for Election Day

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 3, 2008 at 8:05 PM EDT

Election Day is tomorrow and candidates for office are in the final stretch of spreading their message.

Both the Republican and Democratic parties hosted support rallies this afternoon.

And as Action News reporter Gabe Osterhout tells us, both parties want to get as many people into the voting booths tomorrow as possible.

Democrats came together at Binghamton University to drum up support for Tuesday's election.

Some of their candidates joined students and members of the community, holding up signs and chanting.

The rally was a way to harness the building energy for the Obama/Biden ticket.

And to put some of that enthusiasm toward backing local candidates.

"We want to convey one very simple message. Vote Row A all the way. Right from Obama down through your local and town representatives because that is the offering the Democratic Party is putting forth and we're proud of every candidate we have on the ballot this year," says Broome County Democratic Chairman Gene Burns.

Meanwhile, the Republicans spent the day supporting their candidates.

Volunteers picked up the phones at Republican Headquarters, making sure all Republicans head to the polls tomorrow.

"We really are working hard and I think we have a great track record that proves what we've done and what we're looking to do. If you want an answer, we're going to give you an answer," says Broome County Republican Chairman Debbie Preston.

Both parties say they are trying to reach as many people as possible.

And both hope to get the right answer, by voters choosing their candidate on Election Day.

In Binghamton, Gabe Osterhout, WBNG-TV Action News.

Polls are open in New York from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

By law, anyone who is in line at a polling place before 9:00 pm must be allowed to vote.

If you registered and are voting for the first time this year, you should bring valid identification.

It could be your drivers license or even a utility bill, as long as your address is on it.

You can log onto www.elections.stat.ny.us or www.voteny.com for more information.

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