Tag: Election Day

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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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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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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North Syracuse Voters See Election Unlike Any Other

Written by Aishwarya Nag Choudhury, BDJ 530.01

NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)  – The North Central Church saw high voter traffic starting from the early morning hours. Enthusiastic voters swarmed in to cast their votes and help shape the future of the nation. Kavitha Lal and her husband live in Liverpool. They first voted 20 years ago when they gained citizenship, and […]

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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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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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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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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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Bake Sale

Solvay bake sale offers sweets to counter bitter election year

Written by Morgan Bulman, MNO 617.2

At the Solvay-Geddes Youth Center, baked goods on election day are a tradition. instead of being hyped up about whether or not people were Team Donald Trump or Team Hilary Clinton, most walked out of the center with a smile and bags full of baked goods.The funds are directly donated to the center in order to sustain youth sport programs such as basketball and baseball.

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Poll worker encourages African-American community to vote

Written by Alexandra Rojas, MNO 617.2

Frances Armstrong tries to use her role as a poll worker in order to encourage Syracuse citizens, especially the African-American community, to vote. She has been working for 10 years, encouraging and inspiring fellow churchgoers and mentees.

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The Value of Voting

Written by Lena Pringle, BDJ 664.02

Out of the eligible 1200 voters in within Cicero district 5 and 6 only about 80 voters had shown up to one North Syracuse polling station by early afternoon today. Many residents faced confusion when trying to vote at this polling station due to the redistricting by the City months prior that changed the zoning area of this particular polling station. However, although the voter turn out was slow and low so far today, workers at this particular poll enjoy the interaction they get with other people while working. The chair of this poll station says that it is his favorite aspect of his job.

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Nottingham High School Polling Station Exposes Students to Voting Process

Written by Ellen Burr, BDJ 664.02

A poll worker and the principal at Nottingham High School both look to encourage Onondaga County’s younger generations to vote. With a poll station located in Nottingham High School’s auditorium, and with voters cycling in and out of the school all day, students are able to witness the election process firsthand.

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Student Turned Away at Bird Library

Written by Logan Grossman, BDJ 364.01

Bird Library is meant to be an easy and convenient location for Syracuse University students to vote on Election Day. However, one student was told that despite living on-campus and being properly registered to vote in the State of New York, he is not allowed to vote at Bird Library. He was told that he must go to an off-campus location if he wants to vote in Tuesday’s Onondaga County elections.

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Syracuse Hopes For More Young Voters

Written by Nicholas McGowan

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy In Action) – Both the Huntington Elementary School and the Reformed Church of Syracuse had the same problem this morning as younger voters failed to come out in large numbers.  As pointed out by fellow Democracy In Action reporter Nicole Dementri, the Nottingham High School saw no young voters at all. A […]

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Local races draw citizens concerned about Syracuse community

Written by Ashley McBride, MNO 617.2

While city and county elections generally elicit lower numbers than presidential and governor races, dozens of Ward 17 residents reported to Hillside Work-Scholarship connection to express their feelings on matters of local importance, like education.

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Odd Year Elections Lose Young Voters

Written by Jeffrey Slawson, BDJ 364.01

DEWITT, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Voters began to trickle into Tecumseh Elementary School to vote in this year’s November 3rd election. While voting traffic slowly began to increase, younger voters represented a very small percentage of the turnout. In last year’s election only 58 percent of citizens between the ages of 18 – 24 voted, […]

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Votes Still Count in Non-Presidential Election Years

Written by Nicholas Dugan, BDJ 364.01

SOLVAY, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) –While it was still dark, volunteers at the Solvay-Geddes Community Youth Center were already hard at work in their preparations. When it came time to open the polls, a few early voters spilled into the gymnasium, but not many. However, those that were present this morning insisted that voting in […]

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Older Voters Kick Off Election Day 2015

Written by Nicholas Richardson, MNO 617.1

On a typical Tuesday morning at Nottingham High School, the first people to pass through its doors are students making their way through the metal detectors on their way to class. But on this particular Tuesday, the first ones crossing the threshold were there to place their vote for Election Day 2015.

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Syracuse candidates host Green Halloween

Written by Benjamin Wilson

SYRACUSE, New York (Oct. 30, 2015) — The Syracuse Green Party hosted its fourth annual Green Halloween Fundraiser at the Cosmopolitan on Fayette Street in Syracuse Oct. 30. Dressed as a peaceful Jedi councilor and yielding a green lightsaber, Frank Cetera, city council-district 2 candidate, delivered opening remarks to about 30 supporters in attendance. He […]

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