The change is part of officials’ efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus, said Onondaga County Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny.
Before Covid-19, the county used about 20 nursing homes or senior living facilities as polling places. Seniors are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. Nursing homes still do not allow visitors in New York.
So those polling places have temporarily changed, Czarny said today. Registered voters should have received a letter noting the change.