Scenes from a historic vote in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
MEDINA – Village residents are showing up in big numbers at the polls today to vote whether or not the village government should dissolve.

East Center Street is lined with signs, showing support for dissolution and also urging villagers to oppose it.

These signs appear in a front yard along South Main Street.

About 200 people voted in the first two hours the polls were open after noon today. Voting is at the Senior Center at 615 West Ave.

Village residents are asked one question: “Shall the Village of Medina, New York be dissolved?”

Norma Huth, right, is one of the election inspectors inside the Senior Center.

Two voters leave the polls and another resident makes her way to the voting site, which will be open until 9 p.m.

This vehicle parked in a village municipal lot shows how one person feels about the dissolution issue.

Boundaries have been established as people make their way to the polls.

The name, “MEDINA,” is on the train depot, which is now the Senior Center. Orleans Hub will have results of the referendum later tonight.