Tag: vote

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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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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Manlius Residents Stress the Importance of Voting

Written by Kennedy Crenshaw, BDJ 464.01

Manlius N.Y. (Democracy in Action)– People started their morning off early at the polls at the Manlius Town Hall. Although this election has people jumping at the chance to vote, there was no line inside or outside of the Manlius Town Hall. Curiously the line stayed minimal even though poll worker Elizabeth Mahon explained that there […]

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Friendly All-Female Volunteer Staff Keeps Lafayette Polling Center Alive and Running

Written by Alexi McCammond, MNO 617.1

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Walk into the election polling center at the Lafayette Commons Office Building and you might be surprised to see only six volunteers assisting a town of nearly 5,000 residents during this important political event. On Tuesday, November 3, six women volunteered at the Lafayette polling center for 16 hours. The […]

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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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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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Nottingham High School Polling Station Exposes Students to Voting Process

Written by Ellen Burr, BDJ 664.02

A poll worker and the principal at Nottingham High School both look to encourage Onondaga County’s younger generations to vote. With a poll station located in Nottingham High School’s auditorium, and with voters cycling in and out of the school all day, students are able to witness the election process firsthand.

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Get Out and Vote: It Matters

Written by Justin Alvarez, BDJ 364.01

November 3rd, 2015 is local election day around the nation. Terry Riley, was among some of the early risers who stressed the importance of voting in the local elections that are usually overlooked.

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Voters cast ballots at Eastwood Senior Center

Written by Kenneth Holston, PHO 405.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y.– Several citizens turned out early this morning to cast their ballots in District 10 of the 5th Ward. Onondaga County citizens are voting to elect a county executive, comptroller, clerk and legislators. Polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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