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Harrison Polls Report Slight Confusion with Ballot

HARRISON, N.Y. - Liberty Farly of West Harrison said Election Day has been nothing but enjoyable since she and other residents set up shop at the downtown library's polling location. A slight confusion amongst mostly older voters, however, caused the voiding of some ballots, she said.

The downtown Harrison library's voting location reported 10 voided ballots as of Tuesday afternoon due to what Farly speculated was confusion over how many candidates to select for each office.

"A lot of the residents are saying they'd rather pull a lever," Farly said of older voting machines that older voters might be more used to. "People seem to want more privacy when voting."

The voter ballots specify under each office as to how many selections to make. But Farly said the small print might be what some residents are missing. Bernice Feldman is from Rye and sat next to Farly to help residents cast their votes at the Harrison library polling location. "I love doing this," Feldman said. "A lot of people have been coming out. I'd say it has been better than 50% so far."

Farly said the day has gone smoothly aside from the few confused voters. "It's been a fun day," Farly said. "It's been busy at times, but things have been going well."

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