Tag: Central New York

Manlius polls see large increase in voter turnout

Written by John Lamb, BDJ 464.5

The 2016 presidential election is underway and voter turnout at the Manlius Town Hall is far beyond the previous years. Larry Byrnes, a local poll worker and retired Fayetteville fire chief, says he’s never seen numbers like this before.

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CNY Voters Look Down-ballot For Choice

Written by Jacqueline Tenreiro, BDJ/NEW 530.01

At the North Central Church in Liverpool, New York, the voting line is nearly at the door. But that doesn’t mean the people in line are entirely enthusiastic about casting their votes.

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Voters? They’re Just Glad It’s Over

Written by Kristen Edwards, BDJ 530.01

Camillus voters said the election has caused issues within their families. Some choose to avoid discussing the election altogether while others do not speak at all. Most are happy that Election Day has come and hope the end of the presidential campaign means an end to the divisiveness.

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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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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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Mahoney Wins Re-election

Written by James McCann, PHO 405.02

Joanne Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive, thanks family, friends, and voters for their support during her re-election acceptance speech, Nov. 3, 2015 at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse, N.Y. Mahoney was surrounded on-stage by friends and family as she thanked county citizens for re-electing her to a third term in office.

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Friendly All-Female Volunteer Staff Keeps Lafayette Polling Center Alive and Running

Written by Alexi McCammond, MNO 617.1

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Walk into the election polling center at the Lafayette Commons Office Building and you might be surprised to see only six volunteers assisting a town of nearly 5,000 residents during this important political event. On Tuesday, November 3, six women volunteered at the Lafayette polling center for 16 hours. The […]

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Liverpool Library hosts polling place

Written by Gustavo Castillo, PHO 405.02

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Voters from the town of Salina cast ballots at the Liverpool Public Library today. Nearly 1,200 potential voters live in Salina Districts 6 and 22. Each citizen receives a postcard, depending on where they live, stating at which location they are required to vote. The polls will close at 9:00 […]

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Tradition Keeps Syracusans Coming Back to Our Lady of Pompeii

Written by Carla Sertin, MNO 617.2

Syracuse, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – People laugh, chat, sing, and eat in the basement of Our Lady of Pompeii School. A live band plays Italian-American music as spaghetti and meatballs are served to the hungry crowd. The loud music and long tables make election day at Our Lady seem more like a family reunion. […]

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