09/13/2011 03:01 pm ET Updated Nov 13, 2011

Early Voters Cite Spending, Social Security As Big Issues In NY-9

Polls have been open in the Ninth District and across Forest Hills since 6 a.m., and already, thousands of people have visited their local polling places.

For many voters in the area, the race comes down to one of two things: the state of the economy, and the importance of social safety net programs like Medicare and Social Security.

However, more than the national issues, local voters said that the way the Ninth District campaign has been run by both sides was concerning.

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