SU students know Marshall Street as an enclave of campus action on campus, fit with eateries, bars, and apparel shops which make it the life of the area, especially on football gamedays. But a different kind of competition descended upon the street today, as Huntington Hall's polling place attracted numerous SU students to the ballot box.
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Voters at Salina Town Hall in Liverpool expressed the importance of voter turnout for all elections. While voters stressed the importance of this particular election, they expressed a desire to see voters get out for every election and spoke on how they have been doing so for years.
CNY voters at the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection explain why they decided to vote in-person despite COVID-19 concerns.
Senior voter Christy Burns' first election was back in 1968. She has been coming ever since, and in the last few elections, she has noticed a similarity between the young voters now and back when she was a young voter. One of the things she noticed was being ostracised for having different views as a young person, something she can empathize with the people now.
North Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – The number of early voters in Onondaga County this year hit record numbers, however, many voters in the county still opted to go out and vote on Election Day. Regardless, there are several obstacles for polling places to deal with. Some, like accommodating handicapped people, have always been present.…
JORDAN, N. Y. (NCC News) –Voters filed in to the polling site at the Jordan-Elbridge Community Center throughout the afternoon on Election Day. Despite a system one voter, Andrew Rogers, 32, said has its flaws, the decision to come in and vote was still an easy one to make. “It may not be a perfect…
Democracy In Action reporters are all over Onondaga County. These are the polling places we expect to visit. If you see a DIA reporter, let us know on twitter at @DemocracyAction.
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The race between Democrat Jaime Harrison and incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has gained national attention. For a strong red state, South Carolina is seeing more and more Democrats run for political office to represent the state. For South Carolina Democrats, some feel that this Senate race is giving them a stronger voice in the state.
While concerns about the economy, social justice and health care impacted the way many citizens voted today, several Syracuse University students with ties to other countries said their international experiences shaped their views of the election. While living in Belgium in 2017, Amanda Byrne said she felt the impact of policies changes resulting from the turnover…
Election Day has finally come, but polling places in Miami lakes are empty. But even with a lack of voter presence, campaign tents, flags, and signs greet those voting on Election Day.
Kids At The Polls
A 32-year-old mother brought her 9-year-old son to the voting poll today to teach him the importance of voting. Aisha Alavi-Curry wanted to provide Elyjah with the experience of voting, something her parents never did with her. She knows voting with be her son's responsibility one day and wants him to recognize the value early on.
At Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church, voters describe their motivations and connection to in-person voting.
After years of working at the polls, Don Abrams is finally retiring. 17 years later, he reflects on his time working for the Board of Elections, and how this election might be the most important and most polarizing one he has ever been a part of.
As thousands of people across Onondaga County cast their ballot on Election Day, those who voted in-person at the Marcellus Fire Station voiced their optimism for the abundance of early voting this election. Between early and absentee voting, over 100,000 people in the county have already cast their ballot.
Liam Crowley, 20, a broadcast journalism student at Syracuse University, is seen working at the audio booth in preparation for CitrusTV’s election special. “It is my civic duty, it is my birthright,” he says when talking about the importance of voting. “I think it’s important that everyone has some sort of role.” Crowley is from…
Nicole Aponte, 19, a broadcast journalism student at Syracuse University, is reporting for CitrusTV just hours before CitrusTV’s election special goes on-air for election night. “In the past four years, we’ve seen issues arise that could’ve been prevented. Now I have a say even if it’s just one vote,” she says. Aponte is from Long…