Kids At The Polls

Confusion over the candidates binds both parties together

Written by Daniel Luksan, BDJ 464.5

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Voters give their opinions on the 2016 presidential election outside of the Onondaga County Town Hall. Although opinions on the candidates varied greatly, one opinion remained the same across the board, voters are confused. “Both of them are very confusing,” Mary Jo Scaia said. Scaia was one of many voters […]

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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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Small Kids, Big Voices

Written by Michala Rueter, BDJ 464.01

DeWitt, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)-Students from the Syracuse Hebrew Day School had a first-hand look at the voting process at the adjacent Jewish Community Center. They were shown everything from how to fill out a sample ballot, to the services available for those with disabilities. While most younger students may find the election uninteresting, these […]

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Voters Come Out In All Ages

Written by Marissa McBride, BDJ 464.02

LIVERPOOL, N.Y (Democracy in Action) At the North Central and Redeemer Evangelical Covenant Church in the Northern suburbs of Syracuse, voters by the masses flocked to partake in one of the most controversial elections in recent history. The citizens participating were of all ages, races, and political affiliations – but two groups of voters, in particular, stuck […]

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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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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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Parents teach kids importance of voting in DeWitt

Written by Kathryn Shafsky, MNO 617.2

Parents in DeWitt brought their children to the polls this morning to teach them the importance of voting and civic responsibility. For some children, like Caitlin Seamans’ infant daughter and 2-year-old son, the democratic process started early.

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