Your Local Election HQ: Lackawanna County Commissioners Race Brings Many to the Polls

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(WBRE/WYOU-TV)   A contentious commissioner’s race in Lackawanna County has many people going to the polls.  Poll workers are saying this is one of their busiest primary elections in years. 

Eyewitness News Reporter Cody Butler spoke with voters as they cast their ballot. 

It was a chilly and windy morning to vote in Lackawanna County. 

In the Blakely area — voters in Peckville came out to have their voices heard. 

 

“Well I think we need a change in local politics and with what’s going on there is so much animosity in this world,” Said John Brown, Peckville.  

A change that could come with seats open for commissioners, borough and city council, township supervisors and more. 

Those who came out say the primaries are just as important as the November election. 

 

“Oh no you need to come out now to set the pace for what’s going to happen down the road,” Said Brown

During the lunchtime hours, there is an increase of voters coming in to vote. Right now at the Dunmore community center, there are more than six hundred who have come through so far.

 

“I feel lucky to be able to vote because I know people my age. Like they don’t care. Even when i went to vote this morning they said I was the youngest person there yet,” Said Morgan Fetsock, Scranton.

19-year-old Morgan Fetlock says she educates herself on where her vote will lie come any election.

Morgan says she hopes November will be easier.

 

“Yeah! It was a lot to think about filling out the paperwork and everything this morning. It was really stressful but you have to do it,” Said Fetsock.

Voters we spoke with say this year is different than in the past. 

 “There’s a lot of people here voting which I mean they’re doing their job,” Noted Christina Noldy of Dunmore.


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