tate lawmakers this year decided on a Thursday vote because the anniverary of the 9/11 attacks and Rosh Hashana both fell on Tuesday. Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny said his office did get a few calls this week from confused voters, but he doesn’t expect it to have a massive impact on turnout. Instead, he sees a more active electorate with choices in several races affecting turnout.
“I think what we’re seeing is a rededication to local elections and rededication that local primaries and elections count in the voter’s mind. At least that’s what I hope,” said Czarny. “And I do think we will see a slight uptick in September from 2014.”