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Connections: How can we hold reliable elections during a pandemic?

Can we hold reliable elections during a pandemic? In June, New York State will hold primary and special elections. November is, of course, the general...
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Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:24am
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Monroe County likely to cut election polling sites amid poll worker shortage, pandemic

Facing a shortage of poll workers and seeking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Monroe County elections officials are looking to cut back on polling...
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Fri, 04/17/2020 - 9:19am
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NY lawmakers want state to defray cost of early voting

(AP & WXXI News) New York lawmakers want the state to kick in some money to help local governments pay for the rollout of early voting. Lawmakers...
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Mon, 03/18/2019 - 1:34am
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Connections: What can we learn from Susan B. Anthony?

This week in 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony illegally voted in the presidential election. Two weeks later, she was arrested and fined $100. On this...
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Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:05am
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Connections: Young voters discuss "get out the vote" techniques

The turnout rate for young voters is typically far lower than overall turnout, with turnout for midterm elections having been particularly low. In 2014,...
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Mon, 11/05/2018 - 9:32am
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Connections: Discussing issues faced by local children and families

What are the most important issues facing children and families in our community? A local nonprofit -- The Children's Agenda -- has a list of...
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Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:16am
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Connections: Will 2018 be the year of young voters?

Will 2018 be the year of young voters? November’s election season is projected to be the first in which millennials will outnumber baby boomers as the...
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Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:09am
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Connections: Understanding ranked-choice voting

Ranked-choice voting is popular in other parts of the voting world, but not in the United States. That could change, if voter advocacy groups get their...
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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:51am
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Connections: How to improve access to voting

Why do so few people vote? Last week, in primaries across the country, a very small percentage of voters decided to participate. New York State had...
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Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:39pm
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Connections: Should the voting age be changed to 16?

Should the voting age be lowered to 16? It’s a question that has resurfaced over the last few days, as students across the country have spoken out about...
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Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:10am
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