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The poll site at St. Margaret School in Middle Village saw what the coordinator deemed was a much higher turnout than normal for a small location on Election Day morning.

Up to 100 people had voted since it opened at 6 a.m. on Nov. 6, and a steady flow of residents continued on throughout the morning.

One voter, who identified himself as Jermain, said local issues were not the main draw for him to get out and vote. It was the desire to for representatives who will bring the country together.

“I’m voting for people I think will try to bring the people of the country closer together,” he said. “Locally we’ve been blessed with pretty decent representatives.”

The polling site is situated within the district of state Senator Joseph Addabbo, a Democrat facing a challenge from career military man, Tom Sullivan. According to the poll site coordinator, although the voting precinct is heavy on the Democratic side, turnout for the September primary saw more Republicans.

Joe Cimino was not turned out to support the initiatives of President Donald Trump, particularly on the matter of immigration.

“I would like people who are more on Trump’s side on the immigrant issue and keeping things moving along with his plan,” Cimino said.

Cimino hopes hopes his picks for state senate would lead to lower property taxes to prevent New Yorkers from having to relocate.

This morning, QNS reporters are at polling sites across Queens reporting on the Election Day turnout. We’ll have more reports as the day progresses. In the meantime, you have until 9 p.m. tonight to vote — so get out there and exercise your right!

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