Tag: #democracyinaction

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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LaFayette Voters are Hopeful for Future Regardless of Election Outcome

Written by Remington Bennett, BDJ 464.01

LAFAYETTE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)—As the day comes to an end, residents of Upstate New York joined the rest of the country in voting in the 2016 presidential race. Whether it’s by themselves or with their families, residents of LaFayette lined up to cast their vote as the final part of their work day. Regardless of […]

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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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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 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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Mahoney’s tenure will continue with no surprise

Written by Adam Bodner, BDJ/NEW 530.01

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney won re-election Tuesday night. She defeated her Democratic challenger Toby Shelley by getting close to sixty percent of the vote. Mahoney, originally elected to office in 2007 will enter her third term as County Executive.

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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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Election Day, Where Voters Can Be Heard

Written by Sean Tandy, BDJ 311.01, BDJ 364.01

Syracuse residents want their voice to be heard on election day, and it’s important for people to let everyone know who they want in office. For most it’s about picking someone you think can best relate to your thoughts and ideals. Though the struggle for some remains actually getting to the polls.

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Get Out and Vote: It Matters

Written by Justin Alvarez, BDJ 364.01

November 3rd, 2015 is local election day around the nation. Terry Riley, was among some of the early risers who stressed the importance of voting in the local elections that are usually overlooked.

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