Tag: Election

Trump supporters begin early celebrations

Written by Kiona Dyches, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — As the results of the 2016 election rolled in, Syracuse University’s Sheraton Hotel hosted a “Republican Victory Party.” Republicans from the Syracuse area filled the regency ballroom from wall to wall. Filled with smiles, laughter, and cheering as they watched the election unfold, voters said they were confident their […]

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Syracuse Voters Are Loyal and Learning

Written by Michael Drew, BDJ 664.02

Many Americans vote to fulfill their civic responsibility. But, in Syracuse, Election Day 2016 showed that it can be more than that. Several parents were seen bringing their children with them inside the polling place at the Elmcrest Children’s Center. One mother, in particular, brought her daughter in the hopes of adding another proud and dedicated voter to America’s future.

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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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Value of Democracy, Not Candidates, Brings Elderly Veterans to the Polls

Written by Aodhan Doyle, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — On a beautiful Tuesday morning in Syracuse, an elderly African-American man in a United States Air Force hat used his cane to walk slowly up to the North Syracuse School District Offices to do something he’s done every four years since 1952. Hubert Robinson, 84, Syracuse, served in the […]

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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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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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Spanish Speakers Want Equal Information

Written by Justin Bachman, BDJ 364.03

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Immigration has been one of the biggest issues on the ballot ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy by generalizing Mexican people as rapists and drug dealers. As big of an issue as it may be, Andres Sotolongo says Spanish-Speaking voters feel like they haven’t been given equal information. […]

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Petit Branch Library Sees Turnout Early

Written by Erika Evleth, BDJ 364.03

Petit Branch Library sees one third of voters before 12:30 in the afternoon on Election Day. Polling specialist says turnout is not because of controversy surrounding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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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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Why Vote? – From the Voters of LaFayette

Written by Jodi Martinez, PHO 405.02

LAFAYETTE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – In an election that faces no statewide seats and many that are uncontested, there is a smaller voter turnout than what the town will see for the primaries. Still, plenty of voters from the 3rd and 5th districts of Lafayette, New York made their way to the polls for […]

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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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Different Generations Hit JCC to Vote

Written by Xinnan Guo, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y (Democracy In Action) – Voters strolled into the the Jewish Community Center at a slow and steady pace this morning. The center welcomed its 132nd voter six hours after the polls opened. Various generations showed up, from the elderly to children who came with their parents. Since she moved to Syracuse, this is […]

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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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Westside voters turnout in Baldwinsville

Written by Timothy Parish

Baldwinsville, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Voters from the 6th, 34th, 43rd, and 44th Election Districts in Baldwinsville cast their ballots at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. The seats up for grabs in Baldwinsville during the election are town supervisor, town clerk, town justice and town councilor, with a total of seven candidates campaigning for […]

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Paper ballots still frustrate some CNY voters

Written by Michala Rueter, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y (Democracy in Action)– Reporter Michala Rueter was at the Huntington School this morning to get a closer look at the voting process for this year’s Onondaga County elections.

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