City of Syracuse

Despite Election Night, Dome drives Moderate Attendance to Exhibition Game

Written by Jared Barton

Jared Barton SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)— Election night did not deter the Orange faithful from rooting on their favorite team. The Syracuse Men’s Basketball team hosted cross-town foe Le Moyne in the final exhibition match before regular season play. It was a game that that meant absolutely nothing to records or rankings and frankly, the […]

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Katko Earns Second Term

Written by Michelle Fenelon, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – As members of the Republican Party gathered for their victory celebration at the Sheraton Syracuse University hotel, loud cheers filled the ballroom throughout the night as results for the 2016 Presidential election poured in. However, one of the loudest celebrations of the night was not for Republican Presidential candidate […]

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Syracuse Voters Are Loyal and Learning

Written by Michael Drew, BDJ 664.02

Many Americans vote to fulfill their civic responsibility. But, in Syracuse, Election Day 2016 showed that it can be more than that. Several parents were seen bringing their children with them inside the polling place at the Elmcrest Children’s Center. One mother, in particular, brought her daughter in the hopes of adding another proud and dedicated voter to America’s future.

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Spaghetti Brings Voters and Candidates Together

Written by Wilenie Sepulveda, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)- The 67th Annual Election Day Spaghetti Supper was held in the Catholic Academy at Our Lady of Pompeii church. This fundraising event was started by the Mom’s Club in order to feed the poll workers when the school was a polling spot and, at the same time, to raise some money […]

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Voters Think This Election is One for the Books

Written by Kelsey Snider, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Election day is usually a big day for this country and its voters, and this election is especially important because of the differences between two of the presidential candidates – Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D). A lot of voters think this election is one of the most important elections […]

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Future Voters Express Their Own Views About This Year’s Election

Written by Aubrie Tolliver, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE N.Y. (Democracy in Action)–Twitter fights, hostile debates and ambiguous speeches–this year’s presidential campaigns are arguably the most publicized in the history of the United States.  So, it is not surprising that even the younger Americans have been drawn into the excitement. Six-year-old Mauriah Files from Syracuse knows who both the Democratic and Republican candidates are in this […]

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Voters Have Mixed Emotions About Presidential Election

Written by Kerene Limage, BDJ 530.01

FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) –  Voters shuffled quickly in and out of Fayetteville’s Free Library to cast their ballots. Some voters expressed that they can’t wait until the election season is over and they’ve had enough. “This election season has been so bizarre,” voter Julie Parker said. Some voters are casting their ballots for […]

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People made choices at Fayetteville Manlius High School

Written by Chai Lin Kim, BDJ 464.01

Manlius, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)- Most of the Fayeteville and Manlius residents came to Fayetteville Manlius High School to support their candidates. Many people have voted here before but this is second time coming here to vote for Manlius resident, Josh Sargrad.  He said he voted this year because he had “just the feeling of […]

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Value of Democracy, Not Candidates, Brings Elderly Veterans to the Polls

Written by Aodhan Doyle, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — On a beautiful Tuesday morning in Syracuse, an elderly African-American man in a United States Air Force hat used his cane to walk slowly up to the North Syracuse School District Offices to do something he’s done every four years since 1952. Hubert Robinson, 84, Syracuse, served in the […]

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New Voter Works at Polls

Written by Melissa Karnath

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)–People are usually greeted by poll workers who are middle-aged or older at voting places. However, some voters at the Erwin First United Methodist Church in Syracuse were served by an 18-year-old poll clerk. Keegan Foster tried a new job working as a poll clerk today. Foster voted for the first […]

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Strong Early Turnout Encourages Polling Specialist at Petit Library

Written by Kimberly Brown, BDJ 364.03

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)– At the Petit Branch Library there was more reading going on than voting early Tuesday afternoon. Polling Specialist Regina Villani explained that one reason for this is that the Syracuse City Schools were closed. This is Villani’s fourth time volunteering at a presidential election and she says because schools were closed, people […]

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A Veteran Poll Worker Knows Many of the Local Voters in the North Side of Syracuse

Written by Amber Hunter, BDJ 364.03

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Yvette Mercer, a poll worker at Dr. Edwin E. Weeks Jr. Elementary School, said there has been an awesome voter turnout so far. She doesn’t know if it’s because of the good weather in Syracuse or because this election is historical. “The election means a lot. It could make history. For a […]

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Navy Veteran Urges People to Vote

Written by Dana Grey, BDJ 364.03

One former member of the Navy has only missed one election in his lifetime and he had a very good reason for his absence. Reverend Steve Walker has voted every opportunity he has gotten since he was 18, except once when he was serving our country.

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For one man, voting is a symbol of opportunity

Written by Nicholas Fathergill, BDJ 464.01

Cass Merrick of Syracuse was born in the deep South during the fight for civil rights. As a young African-American male, his parents strongly encouraged he and his siblings to be part of the solution by getting involved and voting. Now, at 61 years old, Merrick uses this motivation to surround himself with community initiatives and exercise his right at the ballot box.

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WCNY Poll Site Sees Low Voter Turnout

Written by Anjani Iman, BDJ 364.01

The WCNY pollsite near Syracuse’s Westside saw a low voter turnout in the late morning, with differing voter opinions as to why. Voter explanations for the low turnout vary from the voters’ schedules and the poll’s location to even Syracuse’s place in history.

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In First General Election, SU Student Eagerly Exercises Right to Vote

Written by Daniel Byford, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y (Democracy In Action) It’s safe to say that most voters have a vested interest in the outcome of the ongoing election. After all, voters can find themselves waiting in line for hours to punch their ticket, something they wouldn’t do if they did not care. But there are still those voters who are more […]

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Black voters matter on Election Day

Written by Bridget Whitfield, MNO 617.1

Black voters at the Jewish Community Center felt the importance of casting their vote in the 2016 election to exercise their right and allow their voice to be heard in the future direction of America.

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Camillus voters want this election to be over

Written by Rukayat Oloko, MNO 617.1, MNO 617.2

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – By early afternoon, more than 1,000 voters had shown up at the Camillus Elks Lodge polling station since polls opened at 6 a.m. Polling station manager Jill Rotella expressed her excitement that people have been showing up at the site to vote. Rotella had been at the site since it opened […]

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Democratic nominee Colleen Deacon finishes up campaign on Election Day

Written by Curtis Driscoll, MNO 617.2

Democratic Party Nominee Colleen Deacon appeared at the Syracuse Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to cast her vote on election day. She has had a busy campaign and has spent the last few weeks going to many events. She felt she ran a good campaign and is looking forward to hearing the results tonight.

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Plenty Of Firsts On This Election Day

Written by Emily Adelman, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — It was a day of firsts for many people this Election Day.  Syracuse residents came and went from the polling station at Erwin First United Methodist Church on Euclid Avenue, many of them doing so for the first time. “Oh, it was fun,” Michelle Mugo said. Mugo became a citizen only four […]

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Emotions Run High For Syracuse Voters

Written by Taylor Epps, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Voters at Elmwood Elementary School in Syracuse had overall negative views about the presidential election this year. Judy Fusco, 72, described the election as the most crude and cruel she’s ever seen. “This campaign has just been awful…This isn’t what it’s supposed to be like and I would hope would […]

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Black women in Syracuse make voting a family affair

Written by Brianna Williams, MNO 617.2

Black women voters at the WCNY polling station made voting for the next presidential candidate a family affair. Syracuse residents brought family members from grandmothers to young daughters to witness their historic decision.

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Bigger Concerns Than Candidates In Today’s Election

Written by Hannah Fleager, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Voters in today’s election have to select one candidate to become America’s next president, but certain voters are more focused on something else: the American people. Some voters at the Faith Heritage School in Syracuse are more concerned about what is best for Americans, not necessarily who is leading […]

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One Voter Wishes She Had an “I Voted” Token

Written by Jasmine Gomez, MNO 617.2

Helena Lamb, a survivor of sexual assault made it to the polls this morning to cast her vote for Hillary Clinton. After voting, Lamb was upset she did not get a sticker or button to proudly showcase she did her civic duty, but regardless she made sure her voice was heard on Election Day 2016.

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Parents Teach That Voting May Lead to a Better Future For Their Children

Written by Jessica Gorman, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — “Let’s go change the future, dude.” Toni Carrington prepped her three year old son, Oscar, as she walked through the front door of Huntington School to cast her vote on Tuesday. She and her husband, Brian Cimmet, came to the polling place early Tuesday morning to build a better […]

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Early Risers and Early Voters

Written by Jordan Jennings, BDJ 464.03

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DEMOCRACY IN ACTION)– In the hallways of Nottingham High School 22 voters lined up to vote before the polls opened at 6 A.M. “Today’s a really big day,” said Keith Ruterman. Dozens of more people showed up at the polling site within the first hour of it being open. Leslie Noble says she […]

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Voters, Not All Too Happy, Still Turnout To The Polls

Written by Nicole Dementri, BDJ 464.03

by Nicole DeMentri and Nicholas McGowan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Faith Heritage School, located on Midland Ave, opened its doors for voters as students got the day off.  Voters and their families started to show up in greater numbers as the day went on, but many expressed they could not wait to put […]

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