Tag: Election Day

Voters Say It’s Time For A Change

Written by Ashley Burroughs, BDJ 664.02

FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Fayetteville Free Library is one of the many locations where people were casting their vote for the next mayor. Today is also the 100th Anniversary of Women’s suffrage. Women voters reflected on the importance of voting and making sure their voices continue to be heard. “Matilda Joclyn Gage’s house […]

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Supporters Celebrate Walsh’s Victory

Written by Jefferson Fenner, BDJ 311.03, BDJ 364.03

Independent candidate Ben Walsh has won the election to become the 54th Mayor of Syracuse. On Tuesday, his supporters filled in the Marriott Downtown Syracuse to watch the numbers and listen to the future head of the city government. Walsh addressed the crowd thanking supporters and celebrated the victory.

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A Baking Sale Tradition on Election Day

Written by Rafael Tavares Dantas De Freitas, BDJ 664.02

By Rafael Freitas, POMPEY, N.Y (Democracy in Action) –  For the past 44 years, The Pompey Hill Fire Department Academy has been doing more than hosting voters on election day. They’ve been helping kids to go to school through a baking sale. Pumpkin pies, apple pies, mix berries pies, all different kind of breads and […]

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North Syracuse Schools Closed for Election Day; Parents Bring Children to Polling Stations

Written by Olivia Johnson, BDJ 364.03

Schools in the Central New York area that are being used as voting stations for today’s elections are shut down, allowing many parents to bring their children along for the process. The parents who brought their children to the North Syracuse Central School District Voting location seemed to be in agreement that while it may be hard for children to understand specific details of elections, it is important for members of the younger generation to at least understand the importance of voting.

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Mother Shows Her Son The Importance of Voting

Written by Brittany Ehrlich, BDJ 464.02

DEWITT, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Kellie Ellis brought her son to the Jewish Community Center today to show him how he has a voice in this country. Ellis is a mother of four and tries to vote every year on election day, especially now that she is a mother. “Our voices can make a […]

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Low Turnout at Huntington Hall Highlights Poor Student Voter Turnout

Written by Nicholas Kuzma, BDJ 364.03

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)- The Election Day turnout left much to be desired at Syracuse University’s Huntington Hall. Of the about 1,800 people who were registered to vote at the polling place, only a little over 20 people had voted by noon. Huntington Hall is the polling place for those who live in Syracuse’s […]

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Voters See Voting as a Civic Duty

Written by Tyler Dudley, BDJ 664.02

NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Election Day is here and citizens are coming out to vote at North Central Church in the northern suburbs of Syracuse. Poll workers were there starting at 4 a.m. to get everything in order before voters started piling in. Some voters came with their children, significant other, or […]

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The People Behind the Signs

Written by Matt St. Jean, BDJ 664.02

You see them as you drive through an intersection. Rain, snow, sleet, these supporters are at intersections with smiles on their faces and hands waving. They have a desire to push democracy forward and encourage citizens to do the same.

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Poll Employees Find Reasons to Stay Engaged During Sporadic Voter Turnout

Written by Jason Herman, BDJ 364.01

Election Day is long. Especially while working at a poll site from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. But, to Voting System Specialists Cathy Alston and Bernadette Roberson, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy the day. Whether making small talk with voters, talking with each other, or even just helping out during the voting process, sitting at the check-in desk for almost 15 hours proves to be worth it for Alston and Roberson.

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A Father Hopes To Inspire His Son With A Family Tradition

Written by Emma Henzes, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)- At the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection, 4-year-old Joseph Marrone fills a ballot bubble while sitting on his father’s lap. Anthony Marrone has been taking his son Joseph to the voting polls since he was 2 months old. “He was born in September and I think he voted in that primary […]

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Election Day Creates an Emotional Connection with Some Voters

Written by Timothy Collins, BDJ 364.01

Voters waited for the doors of Nottingham High School to open before the sun came up this morning to cast their vote in today’s election. Syracuse resident Jeff Fudesco explains what motivates him to head to the polls and what voting means to him.

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Dedicated Voters, Turning Out For Change

Written by Joshua Horwitz, BDJ 364.01

The change in the air is palpable today especially at the Reformed Church of Syracuse on Teall Ave. Today is Election Day and change is on the way. Changes in positions like the mayoral race and changes regarding laws here in Syracuse and across New York. Many voters are turning out to affect change in their community.

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Voting Isn’t An Option, But Mandatory For Jennifer Piekly

Written by Kevin Van Pelt, MNO 617.2

For Jennifer Piekly, not voting was never an option for this year’s Syracuse elections.

Voting at the Huntington PreK-8 School in Eastwood Syracuse, Piekly says she never misses an election. The Syracuse native believes if you don’t vote you are doing a disservice to the city.

“If you vote, you get to help create change,” Piekly said.

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