Vote 2022: Gov. Hochul, Rep. Zeldin make final push to get out vote as Election Day looms
Early voting is over and we are in the final stretch for the midterm elections.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Shirley Congressman Lee Zeldin both recruited top political names this weekend to campaign ahead of Election Day.
Tens of millions have already voted and more than 230,000 votes were cast on Long Island.
The outcome of the midterm elections will shape the final two years of President Joe Biden's administration and it will set the stage for the next presidential election in 2024.
In early polls, Gov. Hochul holds a slight lead over Congressman Zeldin leading up to Election Day.
Nassau Board of Elections says 119,000 Long Islanders have already cast their early voting ballots. In Suffolk, they have received more than 111,000 early votes.
News 12 spoke to several Long Islanders who say crime and the economy are the top two significant issues as to why they are heading out to the polls early.
“The economy is the number one thing to me; my main focus is that,” says Ronald Landini, of Levittown.