Election Day

Voter Protection Efforts Are In Place

Nov 8, 2016
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Various organizations in New York have voter protection operations in place for Election Day.  So far, problems at the polls, especially in the New York City area, are being described as routine.

The Tang Teaching Museum on the campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga will be having an Election Night Extravaganza - a full evening of dialogue, activities, and refreshments with live coverage of the voting results. 

The event is co-sponsored by Skidmore College clubs Democracy Matters, College Republicans, and College Democrats. This event is part of the exhibition A More Perfect Union and is free and open to the public which runs from 7 pm to midnight.

To tell us more – we welcome Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, and curator of A More Perfect Union. Minita Sanghvi, an assistant professor in Management and Business at Skidmore College who specializes in political marketing and issues of gender and power. And Ron Seyb is here, an associate professor of political science, who specializes in the American presidency, the U.S. Congress, political psychology, and the media and politics.

New York is poised to elect Hillary Clinton for president and give Chuck Schumer a fourth term as U.S. Senator, but down ballot races for Congress and state Senate are less certain.

Election Day is almost here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how things are shaping up.

Taxes have been one of the campaign’s biggest issues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Election Day is all about turnout.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The election is less than a month away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’s watching for.

  We just had an election day, but 2016 and 2018 loom in the distance.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his plans for a potential statewide race. 

Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senate

  This is it: Election Day is finally here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the American political system is in need of wholesale changes.

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  Pollsters are predicting low voter turnout around our region and around the nation this Election Day. Yet this year’s midterm elections are drawing a lot of media coverage, as leadership at the state and federal level hangs in the balance. So how come people don’t vote?

  The Senate could go to the Republicans on Election Day.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the fat lady ain’t singing yet.

NY Elections Board Addresses Ballot Concerns

Nov 5, 2013
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The New York City Board of Elections has made several steps to address concerns that some voters may have trouble with the small font size used for the general election ballots.

The Board says it will be posting enlarged poster-sized ballots at each polling site Tuesday so voters can familiarize themselves with the information before casting their vote.

New Yorkers Choosing Between 2 Visions For City

Nov 5, 2013

New Yorkers are getting ready to select their first new mayor in 12 years.

Election Day is the beginning of the city's farewell to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who helped define the city since 2001. Voters now have a choice between two different visions for the future.

Republican Joe Lhota, a former aide to Rudy Giuliani, largely wants to continue the policies of Bloomberg and his former boss. Democrat Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, wants a break from the Bloomberg years and is calling for improved community-police relations and a tax increase on the rich.

NJ Voters Weigh 2nd Term For Popular Gov. Christie

Nov 5, 2013

A lopsided race for New Jersey governor will be decided today when voters choose between Republican Governor Chris Christie and challenger Barbara Buono, a Democratic state senator.

Polls showed Christie leading by more than 20 points heading into Election Day. The governor could resign before a second term ends to run for president. The 51-year-old refused to rule out that possibility during a debate.

Buono says Christie already has one foot out the door. But the former Senate budget chairwoman has struggled to raise money and get a message out.

On this edition of Vox Pop, how is your Election Day going? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts with WAMC's Ray Graf.

Vermonter’s are headed to the polls today to elect a U.S. Senator, Congressman, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State and a new Legislature.