Election 2013 http://wamc.org en NY AG Establishes Election Day Hotline http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-establishes-election-day-hotline <p></p><p>Saying that the effort will help ensure equal access to the ballot box on election day, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced an Election Day hotline designed to help ensure that minority-language voters, people with disabilities and all eligible voters are able to cast "an effective ballot" during the September 10th primary election.</p><p>The Attorney General urges voters to <em>call </em>the Office’s Hotline at <strong>800-771-7755</strong></p><p><strong>-or-</strong></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:03:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 73188 at http://wamc.org NY AG Establishes Election Day Hotline Calsolaro Backs Applyrs For Council http://wamc.org/post/calsolaro-backs-applyrs-council <p>A popular three-term Albany city councilman says he won't make another run. Dom Calsolaro has been thinking about stepping aside for awhile:<br>&nbsp;<br>"I just think it's time for a change. Hopefully the city will be changing in more ways than one with other elected positions. I have a person, her name is Dorcey Applyrs, she's a young African-American woman, a phD candidate the school of public health, she really wants to do this job, she's excited about it, she has the energy..."<br> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:09:43 +0000 Dave Lucas 60723 at http://wamc.org Calsolaro Backs Applyrs For Council Mayoral Candidate Picks Up Prestigious Endorsement http://wamc.org/post/mayoral-candidate-picks-prestigious-endorsement <p>The prestigious EMILY’s List, regarded as the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, is endorsing Kathy Sheehan for Mayor of Albany. Sheehan is the fourth mayoral candidate EMILY’s List has endorsed in 2013.<br><br>Over the weekend Sheehan, currently Albany City Treasurer, picked up the endorsement of Albany political heavyweight Jack McEneny.<br> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:15:50 +0000 Dave Lucas 60708 at http://wamc.org Mayoral Candidate Picks Up Prestigious Endorsement Albany Mayoral Race Heats Up http://wamc.org/post/albany-mayoral-race-heats <p>This November, residents of the City of Albany will go the polls to elect a new mayor. The Democratic Party has dominated the Albany political scene for decades. There is one hat "officially" in the ring as a few potential candidates calculate their chances of making a run for office.</p><p>The future of New York's capital city has, for decades, been entrusted to the mayor - and for the most part, those who served were long-tenured: Erastus Corning 42 years, Tom Whalen for 10, and incumbent Jerry Jennings, who has been in office since 1994.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:05:38 +0000 Dave Lucas 60613 at http://wamc.org Albany Mayoral Race Heats Up Meet Albany Mayoral Candidate Kathy Sheehan http://wamc.org/post/meet-albany-mayoral-candidate-kathy-sheehan <p></p><p>This November, residents of the City of Albany will go the polls to elect a Mayor. Capital region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas recently sat down with Albany's Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer Kathy Sheehan, &nbsp;the first person to launch an official campaign challenging incumbent Mayor Jerry Jennings.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:44:53 +0000 Dave Lucas 60281 at http://wamc.org Meet Albany Mayoral Candidate Kathy Sheehan