Front entrance to the Fayetteville Free Library

Longtime Poll Worker Celebrates 14 Years Volunteering

Hundreds of people volunteer to work at the pools each year, but not all continue to volunteer year after year. Victor Sawenko began working at the polls in the 2008 presidential election, and has never stopped. He enjoys the activity, and it gives him something to do and look forward to each November.

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"I voted" sticker for after you place your ballot.

Dewitt Town Hall Seeing Slow but Steady Voter Turnout

DEWITT, N.Y. – (DiA) – The Dewitt Town Hall is one of over dozens 150 polling places in Onondaga County. The town hall has been seeing a slow, but steady stream of voters since opening its doors. Site manager, Timothy Bahia, says there have been a little over 100 ballots logged as of noon today. He…

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Inside of the Onondaga Town Hall polling place. Voting booths in center and map of Onondaga voting districts on wall on the left.

Democracy in Actions Trains Next Generation of Journalists

Throughout Onondaga County today, students from the Newhouse School are training to become the next generation of political journalists. According to Professor Charlie Miller, exercising First Amendment rights to a free press are just as important as the civic duty to vote, and Democracy in Action coverage is a vital learning experience for students.

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Poll Worker Talks to A Voter.

Residents Share Their Views On The Issues Facing Syracuse

Syracuse Residents Linda Abear and Cjala Surrat voted at the Bellevue Heights Methodist Church polling site. Linda Abear was joined with her two grandchildren, as she wanted to teach them how to vote. She said that the School District has failed to teach her grandchildren the right things, as she believes children are being indoctrinated by teachers. Cjala Surrat voiced concerns over poverty in the Syracuse area, including what to do with the population along I-81. She said that she voted to stand up and be a voice for them. Polls close at nine tonight.

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Long-time CNY Voter Leads By Example

Election Day is well underway. As citizens arrive at the Camillus Fire Department poll-site, they’ve been reflecting on the importance of voting. Roman Szul, from Camillus, is more than passionate about voting.

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