Tag: Syracuse

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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Did Snowflakes Drive Away Voters in Syracuse?

Written by April Rink

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – There are some new faces mixed into the returning crowd at the P.E.A.C.E. Inc.’s Sumner Head Start polling place this year. While the polling place has received a fairly steady flow of voters for an off-year election, some are still concerned about low voter turnout. Carol Simson, a former […]

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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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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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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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