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Reminder: Elections are TODAY!

2 Nov

Elections will be held throughout the day today. Visit the Board of Elections Web site to find your poll site.

Vote Nov 2: Our future depends on it

28 Oct
By NAYABA ARINDE
Amsterdam News Editor

Rev. Dr. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell once asked, “What’s in your hands?

Representation, referendums and rights.

Next Tuesday the nation can participate in the general election—and in theory choose the candidate who is best willing and able to satisfy the interest of the public good. It is, of course, all a matter of opinion and perspective, with hundreds of candidates, incumbents, propositions and side issues up for consideration.
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Reminder: Deadline for voter registration to be received

13 Oct

Today is the deadline to have your voter registration received by the Board of Elections if you are mailing it in. Visit the Board of Election Website for more information on how to register

Reminder: Deadline to postmark voter registration

8 Oct

Today is the deadline to have your voter registration postmarked if you are mailing it in to the board of elections. Visit the Board of Election Website for more information on how to register

How to register for the elections

23 Sep
By AMITY PAYE: Special to the AmNews

With the primary elections wrapped up, the politicians that made it through are revving up their campaigns, but one thing is even more important than knowing who the candidates are, and that is registering to vote.

Although you can register to vote throughout the year, the deadline to register is 25 days before the next election. That means if you are sending your voter registration in by mail, you must have it postmarked by October 8—that’s just two weeks away. Continue reading

New voting system causes mess, distrust among voters

16 Sep
By CYRIL JOSH BARKER: Amsterdam News Staff

As New York State uses new voting machines for the first time in decades, the primary election was an experiment for machines that had mixed reviews.

On Tuesday, voters were introduced to new way of casting their ballot by using paper ballots rather than lever machines. While many had no problem getting their vote counted, others across the city complained of late openings at poling centers, malfunctioning machines and not-so-helpful poll workers.

In Harlem, while the majority of people who voted had few problems, some appear to have distrust for the new system. Continue reading

Election Roundup

16 Sep

Cyril Josh Barker and Stephon Johnson: Amsterdam News Staff

New York’s Tea Party darling, Carl Paladino, may have done the Democratic Party a huge favor.

In what many have considered a shocking turn of events, the Buffalo businessman captured the Republican nomination for governor of New York State after defeating Rick Lazio by a margin of 62 to 38 percent with 98 percent of the precincts reporting. Paladino, surrounded by enthusiastic supporters in Buffalo, spoke of reforming Albany for those who are “mad as hell” with the “status quo.”

“Tonight, the ruling class knows,” said Paladino. “They’ve seen it, now. There’s a people’s revolution. I want everyone who opposed me in the Republican Party to know this:  you’re welcomed to join the people’s crusade. Come aboard. You’re both welcomed and needed. If we unite, we’ll win. We’ll rebuild New York.”
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Reminder: Primary Elections are TODAY!

14 Sep

Primary Elections will be held throughout the day today. Visit the Board of Elections Web site to find your poll site.

Reminder: Deadline for primary registration to be received

25 Aug

Today is the primary deadline to have your voter registration received by the Board of Elections if you are sending it in via mail. Visit the Board of Election Website for more information on how to register.

Reminder: Deadline to postmark voter registration

20 Aug

Today is the primary deadline to have your voter registration postmarked if you are sending it in to the board of elections. Visit the Board of Election Website for more information on how to register