Tag: voting

Syracuse Voters Are Loyal and Learning

Written by Michael Drew, BDJ 664.02

Many Americans vote to fulfill their civic responsibility. But, in Syracuse, Election Day 2016 showed that it can be more than that. Several parents were seen bringing their children with them inside the polling place at the Elmcrest Children’s Center. One mother, in particular, brought her daughter in the hopes of adding another proud and dedicated voter to America’s future.

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Young Voters Feel This is the Election is the Worst to Begin Voting

Written by William Wheeler, BDJ 464.01

Marcellus, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Many people feel that this election is one of the more hate-filled elections in the recent times, if not of all time. That many people are voting against a candidate rather than for one. “In previous years, people went out and voted for a candidate that they liked, now they […]

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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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Spanish Speakers Want Equal Information

Written by Justin Bachman, BDJ 364.03

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Immigration has been one of the biggest issues on the ballot ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy by generalizing Mexican people as rapists and drug dealers. As big of an issue as it may be, Andres Sotolongo says Spanish-Speaking voters feel like they haven’t been given equal information. […]

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Syracuse residents in Skunk City make voting a family affair

Written by Cheyenne Lee, MNO 617.1, MNO 617.2

Residents of Skunk City, Syracuse, have banded together as families and as a larger community of eligible
voters for the 2016 presidential election. The turnout surprised Mundy Branch Library employees as dozens of people filed in to cast their vote.

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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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Democratic nominee Colleen Deacon finishes up campaign on Election Day

Written by Curtis Driscoll, MNO 617.2

Democratic Party Nominee Colleen Deacon appeared at the Syracuse Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to cast her vote on election day. She has had a busy campaign and has spent the last few weeks going to many events. She felt she ran a good campaign and is looking forward to hearing the results tonight.

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Why Vote? – From the Voters of LaFayette

Written by Jodi Martinez, PHO 405.02

LAFAYETTE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – In an election that faces no statewide seats and many that are uncontested, there is a smaller voter turnout than what the town will see for the primaries. Still, plenty of voters from the 3rd and 5th districts of Lafayette, New York made their way to the polls for […]

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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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Low Voter Turnout in Bird Library

Written by Tamara Rasamny, BDJ/NEW 530.01

While Bird Library is a pretty crowded place, its polling station, located in a corner on the first floor, remained relatively empty throughout the day. Although more people voted as the day continued, students and a polling administrator reflect on the importance of voting and what limitations come up for voter turnout.

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Why Won’t Students Vote?

Written by Madison Carter, BDJ 464.02

While many polling booths were bustling with voters today, Bird Library on Syracuse University’s campus saw very few voters. NCC News explored some of the reasons.

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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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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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Syracuse candidates host Green Halloween

Written by Benjamin Wilson

SYRACUSE, New York (Oct. 30, 2015) — The Syracuse Green Party hosted its fourth annual Green Halloween Fundraiser at the Cosmopolitan on Fayette Street in Syracuse Oct. 30. Dressed as a peaceful Jedi councilor and yielding a green lightsaber, Frank Cetera, city council-district 2 candidate, delivered opening remarks to about 30 supporters in attendance. He […]

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Howard Hawkins runs for city auditor

Written by Benjamin Wilson, PHO 405.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 19, 2015) — Howard Hawkins, a Green Party member, officially announced his campaign for city auditor today during a press conference. He chose to make the announcement in from the of the ice rink in Clinton Square, claiming audits of the rink by the previous two city auditors did not appropriately focus […]

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