Onondaga County introducing electronic polling books in three locations – WRVO

Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny says this change in technology has several advantages. “We hope that it’ll be more efficient, both on the voter end, and our data collection end at the end of the election,” Czarny said. “Greener of course, because we won’t be printing poll books three or four times aContinue reading “Onondaga County introducing electronic polling books in three locations – WRVO”

Onondaga County Elections Commissioners struggle to get people to polls – WRVO

Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny agrees. He says these local elections tend to only bring out a little more than one in five registered voters, compared to national races. “National Elections will have 50, 70 or 80 percent turnout,” Czarny said. “So if people realize that the elections could really make a difference and couldContinue reading “Onondaga County Elections Commissioners struggle to get people to polls – WRVO”

The road not taken: Green Party popularity rises, provides alternative platform for voters – The Daily Orange

When a party has ballot access, it becomes a permanent option on the ballot and people can register for your party, Czarny said. It serves as a good indicator of a party’s ability to gain support, he added. “But beyond that, their problem as well as any problem for any candidate is voter apathy,” CzarnyContinue reading “The road not taken: Green Party popularity rises, provides alternative platform for voters – The Daily Orange”

Primary day expected to draw low numbers – WRVO

“Primaries are usually one of the lower turnout elections, and it can go any way if there is a motivated electorate to come to the polls,” Czarny said. He also warns voters not to expect to stop to vote on their way to work. “Polls are open from noon to nine,” Czarny said. “It’s aContinue reading “Primary day expected to draw low numbers – WRVO”

Democrats choose Syracuse parking chief to be Onondaga County elections commissioner

He developed a reputation inside the party as a diligent worker who knew even the most arcane rules of procedure, said Tim Carroll, who chairs the city Democratic committee. “He’s long been a go-to person for party people, to answer question about the process,” Carroll said. “People respect him for his knowledge and the factContinue reading “Democrats choose Syracuse parking chief to be Onondaga County elections commissioner”