Tag: voting

Stormy Weather Not Stopping Record Turnout in Camillus

Written by Robert Flaks, BDJ 364.03

While heavy rain and violent winds were raging outside the St. Joseph’s Parish in Camillus this afternoon, voters were undeterred. A record breaking 800 voters showed up to cast their ballots by 1 p.m. said poll watcher Edward Heinrich. “I have to say I’ve been here since 6 o’clock, polls opened at 6:30 and it’s […]

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Sign that says "Election Day Polling Place" on door.

For Liverpool Couple, Immigration and Healthcare Top Concerns on Election Day

Written by Hattie Lindert, NEW 305.3

On election day in Liverpool, Nilsa Mariano and Whittaker Duane cast their votes to support issues they consider central: for Mariano, immigration, and for Duane, healthcare. Although the 11 A.M. weather was less than ideal, the pair, alongside many others, were not deterred from coming to the Redeemer Evangelical Convent Church to exercise their rights.

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Blue and white voting booths are set up in a hallway. Double doors lead to tables of ballots and scanning machines.

Making Voting a Family Tradition

Written by Ally Heath, BDJ 464.02

Faith Heritage School was nearly empty at 7:30 a.m. on election day last year. This morning, there were lines to both pick up a ballot and to cast it on the electronic machines. Among those casting ballots were families looking to carry on a long-standing tradition.

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Why Voters Chose To Vote

Written by India Timpton, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N. Y. (Democracy in Action) – Around the county voters turned out to cast their ballots for candidates running for Syracuse mayor and on policy changes in Central New York. This year’s four finalists mayoral candidates were as diverse as the community the winner will represent. At the Elmcrest Student Center the voters presented […]

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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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A Father Hopes To Inspire His Son With A Family Tradition

Written by Emma Henzes, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action)- At the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection, 4-year-old Joseph Marrone fills a ballot bubble while sitting on his father’s lap. Anthony Marrone has been taking his son Joseph to the voting polls since he was 2 months old. “He was born in September and I think he voted in that primary […]

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Dedicated Voters, Turning Out For Change

Written by Joshua Horwitz, BDJ 364.01

The change in the air is palpable today especially at the Reformed Church of Syracuse on Teall Ave. Today is Election Day and change is on the way. Changes in positions like the mayoral race and changes regarding laws here in Syracuse and across New York. Many voters are turning out to affect change in their community.

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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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