Early voting for primary off to a strong start in Onondaga County – WAER

“It’s just unfortunate that democrats seem to be using this option way more than republicans for this primary…a 5 to 1 ratio. Unfortunately, the rhetoric of the national and state [republican] party has been to save your vote for election day. You see that in absentee numbers and in early voting numbers.” https://www.waer.org/news/2022-06-20/early-voting-for-primary-off-to-a-strong-start-in-onondaga-county

Newsmakers: Primary Races for Governor – WSYR9

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Early voting opens this weekend in the primary races for governor. Tal Axelrod, a reporter for the Hill, joins Newsmakers to discuss the state of the races, both the Democratic and Republican. Onondaga County Elections Commissioners Dustin Czarny and Michele Sardo talk about early voting.Onondaga County early voting locations and hoursContinue reading “Newsmakers: Primary Races for Governor – WSYR9”

Two chances for your voice to be heard in New York primaries this summer – CNYCentral.com

“It’s incredibly convenient and I think if you’re ready to vote and you know who you want to vote for and you’re near one of these sites or driving by one of these sites, remember it doesn’t have to be where you live. You can go to any one of these sites.” – Dustin Czarny,Continue reading “Two chances for your voice to be heard in New York primaries this summer – CNYCentral.com”

Early voting begins Saturday for June Primary, first of two elections this summer – Spectrum News

“More sites than we’ve ever had before, more hours than we’ve ever had before, you can go to any site in Onondaga County and vote, you’ll be checked in by the poll pad and we’ll print a ballot on demand with our poll print units here,” said Czarny. The second primary will be in August,Continue reading “Early voting begins Saturday for June Primary, first of two elections this summer – Spectrum News”

Losing Senate candidate Angi Renna fronts a group still trying to discredit NY’s 2020 elections – Syracuse.com

Dustin Czarny, an elections commissioner in Onondaga County, said his office received a hand-delivered copy of the petition from Renna. It included claims of problems with the county’s voter rolls. “It is hard to respond to the specific allegations in this ‘audit’ because it lacks any specificity whatsoever,” Czarny said in an email. “The groupContinue reading “Losing Senate candidate Angi Renna fronts a group still trying to discredit NY’s 2020 elections – Syracuse.com”

Senate Majority To Pass The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act Of New York – Harlem World

Dustin Czarny, Onondaga County Board of Elections Commissioner and Chair of the NYS Elections Commissioner Association Democratic Caucus said, “Now more than ever it is important for New York to lead on the issue of Voter protection. Passing The Rep. John Lewis Voting Rights Act (S1046E) will establish New York as a national leader in this important fight.Continue reading “Senate Majority To Pass The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act Of New York – Harlem World”

County Exec McMahon outraged at state bill to control local elections like his – Syracuse.com

In Onondaga County, turnout in the 2020 presidential election was 77% – the highest since the 1960s. The 2021 local election drew 31% of registered voters to the polls, Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny said. https://www.syracuse.com/news/2022/05/county-exec-mcmahon-outraged-at-state-bill-to-control-local-elections-like-his.html

Newly approved congressional and senate maps have CNY candidates and voters scrambling – WAER

Back in Onondaga County, voters might have some whiplash over changes to the state senate map and the area’s two main Senators John Mannion and Rachel May. Czarny can understand if voters might be confused. “These are radically different senate districts than we’ve seen in the previous versions of any of the maps, and it’sContinue reading “Newly approved congressional and senate maps have CNY candidates and voters scrambling – WAER”

Upcoming primaries: dates you need to know – CNYCentral.com

Czarny understands that redistricting can be an uphill battle and causes confusion amongst not only voters—but also elections professionals and even candidates—which is why he’d like to see the process changed. “I’d much rather see a process where citizens are doing the redistricting, as we see in the city of Syracuse, as opposed to whenContinue reading “Upcoming primaries: dates you need to know – CNYCentral.com”

Newsmakers: Congressional vacancy forced by Reed resignation could force five elections for some voters

I joined Andrew Donovan for an extended look at the multiple hurdles Boards of Elections have to face in 2022 elections. Congressman Tom Reed’s sudden resignation will likely force another election for voters in New York’s 23rd District. A special election to fill his vacancy will likely fall between the first primary in June andContinue reading “Newsmakers: Congressional vacancy forced by Reed resignation could force five elections for some voters”