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Pelham Workers Differ on Political Interest

PELHAM, N.Y. - With less than a month until Election Day, businesses in Pelham have mixed feelings about Nov. 8.One person who never forgets to cast her vote is Nannette Conners, the owner of Provisions, a bake shop on Wolfs Lane. Although the town justice is the only position up for election, Conners said she still plans to vote.Conners said she does not know who she will vote for, but will look at all of the candidates' statements and make the best choice possible."I try to be a good citizen," she said.Meanwhile, 19-year-old Johnny Akilov, a local barber, said he is not politically active, but he is a registered voter. Akilov said his ex-girlfriend made him sign up when he turned 18 because it was the right thing to do."Politics stay in the White House," Akilov said.Pedro Sanchez, who works at the Pelham Bicycle Center, has been living in the United States for 11 years on a work visa and said he couldn't be happier. Sanchez said in his native country of Peru, everyone must vote and if a resident does not, they are unable to do things like withdraw money from the bank or get a driver's license.But, because of his citizenship in Peru, he is still required to vote in Peru. While he cannot vote in America, he does value the freedom to not have to vote all of the time."When I come to work I don't worry about politics," he said.

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