Absentee ballots became a common way to vote in the 2020 election as a result of COVID-19. A year later, voters are returning back to the polls to vote in person despite the ongoing pandemic.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA) – Election Day in Onondaga County had many local positions up for grab this year. For one frequent voter, he believes voting every year is important for him and his son. Onondaga County resident Francis Zaryski has been living in the area for about 20 years and has voted every year since he…
Dedicated voters with a need to make an impact go to vote during a mid-day lull on Marshall Street.
Poll workers at the Eastwood Community Center employed COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure voters remained safe at the ballot boxes during the 2021 election cycle. Regulations included sanitizing voting stations after each use, making hand sanitizer available to voters, and requiring masks indoors.
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…
Today marks poll manager Tom Burgess' 20th time working election day. He is working a 15 hours shift at the Armond Magnarelli Community Center at McChesney Park until 10pm. He said that he greatly believes in the power of local voting.
Voters slowly but surely made their way into Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church in Dewitt this morning as polls for Onondaga County's 2021 local elections first opened. Residents, many of them older community members, expressed a deep commitment to showing up for local elections in the long times that they have lived in Onondaga County.
DEWITT, N.Y. (DiA)- The polls are open in Central New York today, and voters are making their way over to booths to cast their votes. Many critical races are happening on this year’s ballots; the biggest one is the Syracuse mayoral race. Local and state elections typically end up with lower voter turnout. However, Donna Miller,…
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.
Polling workers like Todd Relyea have volunteered their time to work for the Board of Elections because it's something they believe in. Whatever their reason may be, they all attend a training session every year to be certified to conduct this role in their polling locations.