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09/12/2011 10:10 PM
Lyell-Otis Residents Encourage People to Vote in Primary Election
By: Sheba Clarke

Several candidates in the Northwest district of the city heard concerns of residents loud and clear.

“We need to hear them at our meetings when we have our concerns,” said Frank Louk, Rochester.

Voters are getting last minute answers before heading to the polls Tuesday.

“You have a lot of candidates running. You have a lot of different ones,” said Michael Visconte, President of the Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association.

Two city council candidates showed up to the LONA meeting Monday night.

“We invited the candidates so everybody can hear a little bit about what they stand for,” said Visconte.

Also, there were three of the eight school board candidates on the ballot who attended. It’s a race that has four open seats.

“There are some interesting choices for the school board and there are a lot of them and that’s good,” said James Muscatella, Rochester.

This leaves a big decision for voters, but many like Muscatella know exactly what they want in a candidate.

“A school board member that has the willingness to work with the community and some new ideas,” Muscatella.

“The school board, I would like them to be realistic,” said Louk.

Concerned residents in this community are urging people to get out and vote in this primary.

“Whoever wins the primary usually wins the election,” said Muscatella.

“So this is the best time to come out. You can change it on primary day,” said Visconte.

The opportunity to do that is from noon to 9 p.m. at your polling place, Tuesday.

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