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’s passage.
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.
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.
Jasmine Borreffine and Rodney LaFave received the lowest totals and were eliminated from the race.
According to the U.S. Census, in the 2010 elections, about 38% of New Yorkers voted. In a poll of people who didn't vote, nearly 27% of respondents said they were "too busy." In downtown Syracuse, local residents are working to improve voter turnout rates through a series of educational workshops.