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Early voting hours in Onondaga County extended to meet demand

Onondaga County election officials are taking action to try to ease the crush of early voters who have been heading to the polls in droves the last four days. Like many other locations in New York state, central New York voters are choosing to cast their ballot early this presidential election year, and it’s created long lines and waits. Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny says the county will expand the hours at its six election sites this weekend in order to move...

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