The Weekly Wonk: The Towns of Onondaga County

Welcome back to the #WeeklyWonk. Each weekend I release an article on a subject relating to elections in Onondaga County and New York State. Often these articles will have detailed stats to consume but sometimes they will be a recap of a prominent issue or on relevant election law. I am turning my eye toContinue reading “The Weekly Wonk: The Towns of Onondaga County”

2023 NYS Elections Commissioner Association Democratic Caucus Legislative Priorities

(At last week’s NYSECA conference the NYSECA Legislative committee propsed a legislative package that was supported by both caucuses and with near unanimous support of the entire association. The Democratic Caucus of Commissioners have adopted all of these bi-partisan recemondations and hacve a few more we are making as a caucus in addition. Below isContinue reading “2023 NYS Elections Commissioner Association Democratic Caucus Legislative Priorities”

The Weekly Wonk: Onondaga County 2023

Welcome back to the #WeeklyWonk. Each weekend I release an article on a subject relating to elections in Onondaga County and New York State. Often these articles will have detailed stats to consume but sometimes they will be a recap of a prominent issue or on relevant election law. I am turning my eye toContinue reading “The Weekly Wonk: Onondaga County 2023”

The Weekly Wonk: Onondaga County Election Day and Overall Turnout

Welcome back to the #WeeklyWonk. Each weekend I release an article on a subject relating to elections in Onondaga County and New York State. Often these articles will have detailed stats to consume but sometimes they will be a recap of a prominent issue or on relevant election law. I previously broke down each electionContinue reading “The Weekly Wonk: Onondaga County Election Day and Overall Turnout”

Lawsuit against Onondaga County legislative maps wins first major legal milestone.

On January 12, 2023 we won a major victory in our lawsuit against Onondaga County Legislative maps. The County has spent the last three months delaying our suit asking for it to be dismissed on a technicality instead of defending their illegal maps. Their motion has now been dismissed and we can now move toContinue reading “Lawsuit against Onondaga County legislative maps wins first major legal milestone.”

The Weekly Wonk: Alternative Voting in 2022

Welcome back to the #WeeklyWonk.  Each weekend I release an article on a subject relating to elections in Onondaga County and New York State.  Often these articles will have detailed stats to consume but sometimes they will be a recap of an important issue or election law.  This week is part 1 of my lookbackContinue reading “The Weekly Wonk: Alternative Voting in 2022”

2022 on Dustinczarny.com

On January 1, 2022, I decided to launch Dustinczarny.com.  Since I became elections commissioner in 2013 one of my goals was to find ways to communicate to the public more effectively.  I started a Professional Facebook page in 2018 to amplify my already existing other social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Linked In and YouTube. Continue reading “2022 on Dustinczarny.com”

The Weekly Wonk: 2022, the year that would not end.

2022 was easily the hardest year that I have experienced as an Election Commissioner.  That may seem odd considering the events of 2020, but it truly was a problematic year. Redistricting and the legal challenges that were brought in New York State dominated our electoral landscape.  It changed districts, added elections, and generally sowed chaosContinue reading “The Weekly Wonk: 2022, the year that would not end.”

George Santos should resign, but probably won’t.

If George Santos was a decent person, he would resign.  Of course, a decent person would not habitually lie about seemingly every aspect of their life in a desperate attempt to win political office.  We are used to politicians stretching the truth, embellishing a legislative accomplishment, but this goes so far beyond the pale.  IContinue reading “George Santos should resign, but probably won’t.”

The Weekly Wonk:  Annual Christmas Gifts to New York Voters

It seems to become tradition that New York waits to the end of the year to sign many voting related bills.  This is intentionally or not creating a tradition of Christmas gifts to New York Voters.  Last year on the eve of Christmas Governor Hochul expanded Early Voting and protected absentee voters with a seriesContinue reading “The Weekly Wonk:  Annual Christmas Gifts to New York Voters”