Southern Suburbs

Social media helps first-time CNY voter

Written by Samantha Konieczny, BDJ 464.5

SKANEATELES, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — One Skaneateles teenager voted Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the first time. “I’m really excited that I get to have my values represented in the government,” Dana Leahy said. Even at 18 years old, Leahy said she understands the importance of every vote. “I think it’s really important for people […]

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First Time Voter Barely Registers

Written by Eric Melone

SKANEATELES, N.Y. – A first time voter almost wasn’t able to vote in today’s presidential election at the Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department.  18-year-old Dana Leahy just moved from Rhode Island and was able to register just in time with New York State. For Leahy, it was worth the effort, “I think it’s really important for people […]

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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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Voters try to focus on policies, not candidate personas this election

Written by Rashika Jaipuriar, BDJ 364.01

POMPEY, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Despite the novelty of this year’s presidential election, voters in upstate New York are finding a way to tune out the political “noise” and listen to their hearts. Mary Anne Silvernail, a high school teacher from Manlius, said although there was a lot of focus on candidate personalities, it comes down […]

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