Prepping the polls for Election Day

By Kelly McCarthy

November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Polling locations are gearing up for a busy day. Election Day ballots locally include a few big contests like the races for mayor in Binghamton and Johnson City, plus statewide propositions.

Broome County has 141 election districts, each with a polling location. They will be open from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

"We're expecting a big turnout in Binghamton and Johnson City and throughout the county," said Mary Pines, Deputy Commissioner at the Broome County Board of Elections, "We have a ballot for every single person that's registered to vote so we're hoping everyone continues to exercise their right."

Voting ballots will include 6 state-wide propositions including a proposition to legalize casino gaming in New York. Those can be found on the back of each ballot.

Every polling location will have election officials available to answer any questions and help direct voters.

"I hope we have a big turnout, I hope so," said Election Official Catherine Minoia, "It won't be as big as the presidential election, but I hope people come out and vote, exercise their right."

Minoia said voters don't need to bring anything with them in order to successfully cast a vote.

"They think they need their license but they don't, not in New York," Minoia said, "They just need to show up at the right polling place, we instruct them where to go if they're at the wrong one."

The Broome County Board of Elections will open at 5 a.m. on Tuesday to answer any questions about where to vote. They can be reached at 778-21-72 or visit the website here.

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