Syracuse

A government building in Tully used for the election.

Tully Keeps Voting Simple

NCC News Reporter Jared Johnston scoped out Tully, New York to figure out how the small town has an impact on a large city's mayoral election. Syracuse’s population is 150 times the size of Tully, a township with less 1,000 people in its area. Regardless, the citizens of Tully found it their responsibility to help contribute to Syracuse's political landscape.

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Heather Brubaker standing in front of the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection Gym in Syracuse

Voters In Syracuse Return In Person For 2021 Election Day

Many voters in Onondaga County, and specifically the Syracuse area, decided to vote using absentee ballots during the 2020 Presidential Election due to COVID-19 concerns. Now, during the 2021 Syracuse General Election, more voters are going in person. Whether it is due to the location of the closest voting poll or the chance to show children how to vote, those who visited the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Gym on Election Day had different reasons as to why they decided to vote in person this year.

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A polling place in a church where people are casting their votes.

Voters in Syracuse are Juggling Controversial Issues

In a country where division is growing, polarizing opinions come to the forefront. Voters in Syracuse are deciding what to prioritize in this year's election, especially with multiple propositions on the ballot, and a mayoral seat up for grabs.

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Democracy in Action 2019

Voters Gather at Local School District

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA) – It’s Election Day in Central New York and Onondaga County residents are gathering at their nearest polling station to cast their vote. Today, men and women of all ages drive down Taft Road to the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building.  Election Day is unlike any other for those who live Onondaga…

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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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A "vote here" sign in the parking lot at the Reformed Church of Syracuse

Polling Station Workers Remain Optimistic Despite Slow Start to the Morning

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA) — The polling site at the Reformed Church of Syracuse opened at 6 A.M. Polling site manager Jeff Unaitis says the turnout has not been overwhelming. “We’ve been consistently steady, but it is not the turnout you would see in a Congressional or Presidential race,” he said. Unaitis recalled a time last year,…

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Democracy in Action 2019

Some CNY voters choose in-person voting over other options

Solvay, N.Y. (DiA) —  The polls opened up this morning at 6 a.m. at the Solvay Geddes Youth Center. In this election, citizens will be voting for the mayor and a number of county legislators.  The center had a slow start, yet there were still eager voters here on the official election day despite the fact…

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A "Vote Here" sign sits just in front of Nottingham High School.

Teacher Informs Her Students The Impact Of Voting

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA) – The saying goes, “The early bird gets the worm.” On Election Day, those who flock to the polls could be anyone in the community, even your own teacher. Patricia Mullaney, a high school history teacher in Baldwinsville, was one of the first people to vote at Nottingham High School this morning. In…

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Democracy in Action 2019

North Syracuse Central Schools polling site gets above average voter turnout

SYRACUSE N.Y.— The North Syracuse Central School District building has seen a tremendous increase in voters compared to previous years, since the polls opened today at 6 a.m. A total of 247 people voted in first 4 hours since the poll opened.  The ambiance became busier as more voters entered through the doors, and polling manager…

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