Tag: polls

Marcellus Residents Encourage People to Vote

Written by Amanda Brandell, BDJ 464.02

MARCELLUS N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Voters who entered the Marcellus Fire Department were eager to cast their ballots because they felt it was their duty to do so. As you entered the polling site, voters were met with smiles and the question: “Do you know what district you’re in?” After they signed in, they went […]

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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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A Push For More Election Inspectors

Written by Lauren Robinson-Melendez, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) —  Ellyn Lentz works the polls every year and wants the world to know why. She says voting is everyone’s “duty as American citizens to share their voice.” And to demonstrate her dedication, Lentz woke up at 4am to arrive at Erwin First United Methodist Church and set up the polling […]

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Poll worker energizes voters in Onondaga County

Written by William Lea, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)-Elsie Singletary is not your average poll worker. For one thing, she’s been helping on election days for 15 years. Every year she takes a personal day off of her normal job as a teacher’s assistant to help with polling. “I ask kids at my school who are 18 to register […]

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Slow Start for Voters in Onondaga County

Written by Terace Garnier, BDJ 664.02

Long lines may come to mind when thinking about elections. But this was not the case this morning during Onondaga County’s General Election. Voters slowly trickled in to Huntington School to cast their votes.

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