Dominican New Yorkers can vote in their native country's elections

Dominican New Yorkers in the Bronx can now vote in their native country's elections without taking a plane flight home.

Hundreds of Dominicans are hitting the polls on Gerard Avenue at the Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School. Officials expect more to vote in their home country's presidential elections. Dominicans over the age of 18 with legal residency or dual nationality are eligible to vote.

Many Bronx voters say they are behind front-runner and former president Leonel Fernandez. The results of the election could be announced early this week. However if no one gets more than fifty percent of the vote, a run-off election will be held.

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