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Here's what you need to know before you cast a ballot in Onondaga County

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Onondaga County voters will head to the polls Tuesday for a number of primaries.

Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny said depending on your party enrollment and municipality, you will have different elected offices on the ballot.

“Democrats will have a choice for governor and lieutenant governor and Republicans will have a choice for governor, and then there’s a few Pompey town committee races,” Czarny said.

Voting in this primary election will be a little different from the last election day. One of the changes is to COVID-19 procedures. Czarny said you don’t need to bring a mask to your polling site if you don’t want to.

“While we will continue to clean and we do have masks available for those who want them, we are no longer requiring masks at polling places, so they do not have to wear them,” Czarny said.

Rules around voting by absentee ballot are also different for this election. Czarny said if you requested an absentee ballot, you should vote by absentee ballot.

“And if you for some reason did not get that ballot you can go to the polling place, but you’ll have to fill out an affidavit ballot. You won’t be able to vote on the machine. So that’s a new law change this year, and it’s something that voters are getting used to,” Czarny said.

If voters have questions ahead of going to vote, they can look for answers on the County Board of Elections website. Czarny said it has all the information necessary for casting a ballot.

“We have the most up-to-date information. You can look up your own voter registration, see what party you’re in, and also what polling place you need to go to tomorrow as well as get sample ballots,” Czarny said.

Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. tomorrow. Voters do not need to bring any identification.