Tag Archive: Polls

Nov 05

Voter Turn Out Proves to be Less Than Average

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By Gabriela Ornelas (SYRACUSE) – It’s an off-year election, and while polls have been open since the early hours of the day to accommodate voter schedules, polling places have not seen much activity. “We’ve had about 107 people, we will get some more. It would be nice if people would come out,” said Linda Beebe, chairperson …

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Nov 05

Senior Citizens Struggle with New Ballot System

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The Scanner Is Causing a Lot of Confusion By Kristen Canada (SYRACUSE) – Senior citizens voting at the Eastwood Senior Center are having a hard time filling out their ballots. A lot of them are upset with the change to ballot scanners from the old mechanical voting machines, poll workers say. They prefer the old way and …

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Nov 05

Casinos and Civic Duty in Syracuse

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By Patti Fernandez (SYRACUSE) –  Polls opened at Onondaga Town Hall this morning and have not been receiving a lot of voter turnout. The Town Hall is one of 19 places residents can vote in the town of Onondaga. Voting is an essential part of the Democratic process Retiree Sofia Domivich, of Syracuse, believes that …

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Nov 05

Senior Citizens Confused by Voting Machines

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Elderly prefer machines of the past By AJ Abell (MARCELLUS) – New voting machines may seem simple and intuitive for the current generation, but for senior citizens, not so much.  Many elderly people are confused by the updated way of voting. Older voters like Bob Dingman says the old way worked better, where casting a …

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Nov 05

Voting Machines Go Down at Solvay Polling Site

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By Brittany Jones (SOLVAY) - There weren’t many voters waiting to cast their ballots when the Solvay Geddes Community Youth Center opened at 6:00 am.  Instead, poll site manager JoAnn Balduzzi had her hands full dealing with malfunctioning voting machines. “Today we had both machines go into jam mode, where the papers got jammed.  We had …

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Nov 05

Fewer Candidates Do Not Keep All Voters Away

(c) 2013 Mary Ballinger Voting Poll at Erwin First United Methodist Church
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Some Central New Yorkers vote despite the lack of candidates in certain offices By Mary Ballinger SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Even though there is no Republican running for mayor of Syracuse and other offices lack a wide variety of candidates, some Central New Yorkers are still exercising their right to vote today. At the Erwin First …

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Nov 06

Election Day Brings a Family Together

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Voting at Transfiguration Church By Alexandra Montgomery SYRACUSE – For Danielle Papainni, 24, voting at Transfiguration Church is a family affair. “My family have been coming here for years,” said Papainni, pointing out her aunt, who was one of the volunteers. Papainni, a registered Democrat, says people need to vote. She says President Obama is the “right” …

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