Election Day 2014

It's Election Day! Please Go Vote!

And don't forget to take an #electionselfie, post it to Facebook or Twitter, and send it to us at sean@broomevotes.com!

Have a great day!

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One Week Out

Here we are, less than a week away from the General Election.  Here are a few things to remember about Election Day:

Polls will be open from 6 AM to 9 PM on Tuesday, November 4th.

You may vote for anyone you like, regardless of party, as long as you are registered to vote.

If you are not sure where you vote, you may check your polling place here.

BroomeVotes.com will have online chat available all day on Election Day for your last minute questions.

Tell your friends!  Get out there and Vote!

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Count them all!

One of the questions we have gotten the most so far this election (through our contact forms and emails) is "Are absentees counted?".  There is an internet rumor out there that absentees are only counted in a close race.  

Well, that's just not how it works.  

Every absentee ballot lawfully received by the Board of Elections is counted and absentee totals are added to voting machine totals to come up with the final tally per race.  "Lawfully received" means within the prescribed 

This primary election was unique, due to the last-minute addition of the Republican State Senator primary.  

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Primary Election Results

We'd like to thank you for coming out to the polls on Tuesday.  For detailed results, please click the buttons above in the blue window.

More information will be coming soon.

Have a great weekend!

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It's Primary Day!

Simple and to to the point.

It's Primary Day.

Polls are open from Noon - 9PM today.


If you aren't sure where to vote today, please click into this message to find your polling place.

Thank you! 


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Whirlwind Primary Season

Well, we are in the thick of the craziest primary season we've seen in Broome County in quite a while.  We've got a state-wide gubernatorial race, a county-wide senatorial race (put in at the 11th hour), and a myriad of county legislature and town office races to go with them.

Here's the tale of the tape, broken down by party.

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September Primary Races

Here we are, just 3 weeks to the day from the September Primary.

We have all the races laid out by municipality for you to look over.


Active Races

If you are a registered Democrat, you've got a primary.  If you're a different party, please visit our active races page to see if you will be involved.

In three weeks, get out there and vote!


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Here Comes the Primary!

We are now just about a month away from the September Primary Election, which will determine whose name ends up on the ballot in the November General Election.  

Think of a primary like the TV show Survivor – when voters select their preferred candidate, the rest of the field is voted “Off the Island”.  Although, to be honest, primaries can be a bit less civilized than the “Tribal Council”.

Primary elections are necessary because in most races, where you vote for one candidate, only one person per race per party can appear on the ballot in November.  Often, more than one candidate would like to run for office under a particular political party. Primaries allow the voters to select their representative in the general election in November.

Primary elections originated as a system of checks and balances to ensure the public had a say in their own representatives on the ballots.  The first state-wide primary was held in Minnesota in 1899, while the first presidential primary was held two years later in Florida.  Interestingly enough, to this day, not all states have primary elections at all, preferring to have their candidates selected by delegates at various caucuses and conventions.

We'll get into caucuses another time.


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We're almost there!

Good Morning - sorry for the week off, but we thought you might need a break from all the action over the last few weeks.  Today we will be programming our election data into the computer system, designing our ballots, and preparing for the barrage of mailings and postings that will be necessary over the next few days.  We are less than a month away from our September 9th Primary.  We will have a lengthy post on Friday covering all that will be going on with that Primary.

Have a good week!

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And now, we wait.

Almost all the petitions have now been filed (barring Independent petitions, which are different from Independence petitions, but that's a story for another day).

The next step is for the State Board of Elections to certify the elections.  Once that occurs, we will have a comprehensive listing of all the races for the September Primary, and in elections where there will be no primary, the General Election in November.

Have a great week!

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