The general election earlier this month went smoothly, despite a couple bumps in the road, according to Oswego County’s two elections commissioners. The bumps, however, were greatly magnified due to the intense scrutiny focused on the special election for the 23rd Congressional District, which was held in conjunction with the regular general election.
Voters in several election districts will select their choices of candidates on Tuesday, Sept. 15, as several primary elections take place across Oswego County. Most of the polling places are unchanged, but voters in two districts will visit new polling places this year.
Voters across Oswego County will use a new paper ballot and optical scanner voting system in the Sept. 15 Primary Election and the Nov. 3 General Election. The new system allows voters to clearly review their ballot after they fill it out, and to be confident that their vote is accurately recorded.
Visitors to the Oswego County Fair chose vanilla as their favorite ice cream flavor, edging out chocolate by two votes, and picked Kenny Rogers as their favorite vocalist, in a test run of Oswego CountyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new voting system.
401 people tested the new optical scanner equipment, casting their ballot for their favorite movie, TV show, and other selections in a demonstration sponsored by the Oswego County Board of Elections.
The Oswego County Board of Elections reminds Oswego County residents who are eligible to vote on Election Day, Nov. 4, that if they will be out of the county or unable to get to the polls because of illness or physical disability, they may vote by absentee ballot.
A voting rights activist’s analysis of state data shows that counties across New York have removed 1.6 million people from the active voting rolls, on the eve of national elections.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In the North Country, more than 33,000 voters have been taken off the active rolls.
The machines are designed to be used by people with physical disabilities and will be available for registered voters at polling places in Oswego County on Primary Day and Election Day. “You have practice with it, but after you are familiar with it it’s as easy as pie!” one disabled man exclaimed after using the machine.
Submitted article County Aug. 26, 27 and 28. The machines are designed to be used by people with physical disabilities and will be available for registered voters at polling places in Oswego County on Primary Day, Sept. 9, and Election Day, Nov. 4. Ballot marking devices will be demonstrated at the Fulton ARISE office, 113