Senate Majority To Pass Legislation To Reform NY’s Local Boards Of Elections – Harlem World

Dustin Czarny, Chair of the NYS Elections Commissioner Democratic Caucus said: “The New York Senate’s continued focus on our Democracy is laudable and prescient in this time of election denial and voter suppression. The tradition of first day election reforms sets the tone for the rest of the session. These reforms will enhance the experienceContinue reading “Senate Majority To Pass Legislation To Reform NY’s Local Boards Of Elections – Harlem World”

January 6th 2nd Anniversary Memorial Remarks

I was honored to be a speaker at the Federal Building in Syracuse in a memorial remembering the Insurrection of January 6th on its second anniversary. I speak second but here is the whole rally. I joined Tom Keck of CNY Solidarity, NYS Senator Rachel May, Public Citizen’s Christine wood, Onondaga Votes Mary Kuhn andContinue reading “January 6th 2nd Anniversary Memorial Remarks”

YEAR IN REVIEW: A look back at Baldwinsville’s top stories of 2022 – Eagle News

Write-in campaign sparks election discussion A small group of village residents held a last-minute write-in campaign to make a statement about Baldwinsville’s election process in March. … Unlike the villages of Elbridge, Solvay, Camillus, East Syracuse and Tully, Baldwinsville has long been resistant to moving its election to November, where it would fall under theContinue reading “YEAR IN REVIEW: A look back at Baldwinsville’s top stories of 2022 – Eagle News”

Mannion officially wins re-election in Senate District 50, 41 days after Election Day – CNYCentral.com

Dustin Czarny added, “Every ballot was accounted for, examined and counted, and this is the correct result at the end of this.” https://cnycentral.com/news/election/mannion-officially-wins-re-election-in-senate-district-50-41-days-after-election-day

Mannion beats Shiroff by 10 votes in 50th NY Senate district; judge orders election certified – Syracuse.com

“All told, that resulted in in Mannion losing 18 votes and Shiroff losing 11 votes from the recount figures. With those votes removed, Mannion ended the race with a 10-vote lead, Democratic Onondaga County elections commissioner Dustin Czarny confirmed.” https://www.syracuse.com/politics/cny/2022/12/mannion-beats-shiroff-by-10-votes-in-50th-ny-senate-district-judge-orders-election-certified.html

Outcome of Central New York’s 50th Senate District race hinges on judge’s ruling – WAER

I think between the two counties, only 14 ballots were disqualified out of 132,000 ballots,” Czarny said. “I don’t think the judge is going to throw out a whole bunch more.” Still, Czarny said voters shouldn’t write on the ballots or sign them. Mannion is clinging to a 17-vote lead, down from about 50 after the endContinue reading “Outcome of Central New York’s 50th Senate District race hinges on judge’s ruling – WAER”

Recount slightly shrinks Mannion’s lead in state Senate race; result still uncertain – Syracuse.com

The Onondaga County Board of Elections said it had 100 ballots with objections. Sixty-five of those objections came from Shiroff’s lawyer, 24 came from Mannion’s and 11 were protested by both lawyers. Local election commissioners Dustin Czarny and Michele Sardo shared the same opinion on what should be done with 81 of the protested ballots.Continue reading “Recount slightly shrinks Mannion’s lead in state Senate race; result still uncertain – Syracuse.com”

Law aims to fix “Wrong Church”; problem that impacted 2020 votes, ensure votes count – CNYCentral.com

“CNY Central News spoke with Board of Election Commissioners from Onondaga County. Both Democrat Commissioner Dustin Czarny and Republican Commissioner Michele Sardo explained that affidavit ballots fitting this “Wrong Church” description are not counted and they estimated those ballots could make up about 10% of all affidavit ballots cast on any given Election Day. BothContinue reading “Law aims to fix “Wrong Church”; problem that impacted 2020 votes, ensure votes count – CNYCentral.com”

Hand recount ongoing in uncalled race for New York’s 50th Senate seat – Spectrum News

“For the most part, what we’re seeing is the hand count is confirming the machine count,” said Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny. “A couple of ballots here and there that are now counted or discounted because of the machines are incredibly accurate but when we are talking about a 50 vote race there’sContinue reading “Hand recount ongoing in uncalled race for New York’s 50th Senate seat – Spectrum News”

Oops. Green ink. Stray marks. Inside the largest hand recount in Onondaga County history – Syracuse.com

“It wasn’t like 2020 where we saw thousands of ridiculous objections,” Czarny said. “There were a minimal number of objections. I think it went like we thought it would.” https://www.syracuse.com/news/2022/11/oops-green-ink-stray-marks-inside-the-largest-hand-recount-in-onondaga-county-history.html