I appear often in local and statewide media to comment on election matters at the Onondaga County Board of Elections or proposed Election reform and administrative changes throughout New York State. Here is a collection of media mentions.
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 experience…Keep reading
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 the…Keep reading
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-dayKeep reading
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.htmlKeep reading
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 end…Keep reading
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.…Keep reading
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. Both…Keep reading
“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’s…Keep reading
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.htmlKeep reading
“In an ultra-close race like this, every vote counts,” said Dustin Czarny. “And we have to make sure every vote is counted. This is the only way to really, truly say who won.” https://cnycentral.com/news/local/the-hand-recount-for-ny-50-senate-race-begins-todayKeep reading
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