It's not over yet!

Well, guess what?  More petitions coming your way. New York State created a new Family Court Judge position in Broome County which means there is one more batch of petitions that need to be filed.  The volunteers are going to be back out knocking on doors.  Today is the first day of the petition period, and they need to file between July 21st and 24th with the Board of Elections.

So be kind to the volunteers, set your pen to paper and send them on their way.

Have a safe and happy weekend!

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Thanks for visiting us this week

We knew you were all checking out BroomeVotes this week, and we hope you had a good experience.  Please let us know any suggestions you may have for our improvement. 

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Rest assured that we will fix any published errors as soon as possible.  

On the bright side, there are a lot more of you that know about BroomeVotes now.  

Please, tell your friends.

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Filing Petitions

It's an exciting week at the Board of Elections.  

Party volunteers have been out in droves gathering signatures for their preferred candidates, and this is the week that we find out who is running for office.  

You can keep up to date by clicking the "Petitions Filed" button in the right-hand welcome window on BroomeVotes.com.

We'll be open 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday - Thursday this week to accept Designating Petitions. 

We'll be here on Friday too - but the window for petitions closes at 5 PM on July 10th.  That's this Thursday!

 

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Why are there people with clipboards on my porch?

Don't worry.  If they don't have a logo on their shirt from a lawn care or energy company, they are probably there for your signature on a designating petition.  Candidates for office need to file designating petitions in order to appear on the ballot.  Different party lines on the ballot require different numbers of signatures to be valid.  

Here is a rundown of some questions many people have regarding the petitioning process.

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Nice Work, Broome

First of all, thank you for coming out to vote on Tuesday.  

We had 7069 unofficial votes cast, which is more than double the amount that came out in the 2012 Federal Primary.

Tensions and beliefs ran strongly in this election, and your voices were heard.

 

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The Federal Primary is here!

I am not going to take up much of your time today.

The polls are open for the Federal Primary from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

We have consolidated polling places for this primary election only.  Please click above for more information.

If you are a registered Republican, it is your civic duty to cast a vote for either Congressman Richard Hanna or Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney.

Please, Go Vote!

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Please, Show Up To Vote

Nationwide, the average voter turnout for a primary election is less than 20% of the registered voter population.  

The last time we had a Federal Primary election in Broome County, in 2012, only 3,423 voters visited the polls.

That is a turnout of 8%.  We can and must do better.

 

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Voting in Primaries Matters.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia was beaten handily in his Federal Primary by Dave Brat one week ago today.  The double-digit loss was a complete shock to the incumbent, whose internal polling anticipated him winning with 62% of the vote.

But the pollsters misjudged the size of the voting population.

At first, Cantor's people were trying to spin the situation as "not enough people came out to the polls".  In reality, voter turnout was around 20,000 people higher than expected, based on previous primary results.  

Proof positive that showing up does make a difference.

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Launch Date

We launched our site yesterday.  Thank you for visiting us, and for submitting your comments and concerns.  We are here to make the election process better and easier for you, and we need your help to make it so.

If you have questions or concerns, please send us an email using either the comments link in the footer on each page or the envelope icon in the social media bar.

We thank you for visiting BroomeVotes.com today!

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What's Happening at the BOE

We are getting very close to launch - just a few more tweaks and we will be rolling out to our friends and colleagues.  Working on tablet sizing and results pages.

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