Voting en Judge will rule on casino amendment challenge <p>A state Supreme Court judge heard arguments Friday in regards to whether the state Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure&rsquo;s passage.<br /> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:50:04 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45605 at Judge will rule on casino amendment challenge Watertown primary decides city council candidates, draws few voters <p>Four of the six candidates running for Watertown City Council, including the race's two incumbents, are moving on to the general election in November, following Tuesday's primary election.<br><br>Incumbent candidates Teresa Macaluso and Jeffrey Smith took the top two spots, with 575 and 454 votes, respectively. Challenger Stephen Jennings also had a strong showing, falling only two votes shy of Smith. Cody Horbacz also moves on to the November election.<br><br>Jasmine Borreffine and Rodney LaFave received the lowest totals and were eliminated from the race.<br> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:01:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43973 at Assembly, attorney general, press for early voting <p>The state’s attorney general and Assembly speaker have proposed an early voting system for New York that they say can improve voter participation and democracy. Wed, 01 May 2013 12:24:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37090 at Assembly, attorney general, press for early voting Cuomo allows storm victims to vote at any polling site <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to issue an executive order that will allow residents displace by superstorm Sandy to cast ballots by affidavit at any polling site in the state. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28654 at Syracuse workshops aim to increase voter turnout <p>According to the U.S. Census, in the 2010 elections, about 38% of New Yorkers voted. In a poll of people who <em>didn&#39;t</em> vote, nearly 27% of respondents said they were &quot;too busy.&quot; In downtown Syracuse, local residents are working to improve voter turnout rates through a series of educational workshops.</p><p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:11:34 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 15175 at