Tag: #electionday

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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Voters Think This Election is One for the Books

Written by Kelsey Snider, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Election day is usually a big day for this country and its voters, and this election is especially important because of the differences between two of the presidential candidates – Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D). A lot of voters think this election is one of the most important elections […]

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Voters Hit The Polls

Written by Steven Hill, BDJ 464.5

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — After a long and heated campaign season, voters around the country headed to the polls to let their voices be heard Tuesday. With the highest office in the land at stake, this election brought out voters from all sides to cast their ballots. “I’ve been here long enough to […]

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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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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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Election Day tradition continues at Our Lady of Pompei

Written by Alexandra Linan, BDJ/NEW 530.01

Syracuse, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Spaghetti continues to bring political rivals together on Election Day in Onondaga County. Our Lady of Pompei Church on Syracuse’s northside opened its door for the 67th year to anyone who wanted to enjoy a spaghetti meal with fellow community members. Loud music and long tables filled the basement […]

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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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Camillus voters want this election to be over

Written by Rukayat Oloko, MNO 617.1, MNO 617.2

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – By early afternoon, more than 1,000 voters had shown up at the Camillus Elks Lodge polling station since polls opened at 6 a.m. Polling station manager Jill Rotella expressed her excitement that people have been showing up at the site to vote. Rotella had been at the site since it opened […]

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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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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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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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