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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Debugging the code

We are getting closer.  Time for initial debugging and testing using third-party applications such as Nibbler and WC3 Validation services.  Cross-browser compatibility and viewport (device) accessibility remain in the forefront of my concerns.

Looks to be a beautiful weekend coming up.

 

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BroomeVotes, 6-2 through 6-6

This week, we are getting closer to our launch point.  We are going through the site, page by page, to clean up the code and ensure accessibility for all voters.  We continue to develop our result reporting process, exploring Google options as well as Microsoft forms.  Best case scenario is one in which we have a results form which can be easily updated from the RTR reports.  a click of a button will export a formatted HTML snippet to drive the results page on BroomeVotes.com

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This week at BroomeVotes.com

Today we are working on results.  Got the window to show each race result in order, now we need a comprehensive table of results and to find a simple way to easily update those numbers so that they reflect both in the table and the window.

We continue to work towards the Federal Primary.

 

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Next on the design slate

This week we are working on the results page and notifications.  I would like to build a form with each race into which we can put in the pertinent numbers.  I need to consult with nationbuilder in order to learn to store variables we can then assign to the race at hand, cutting down the posting time to by-the-minute.

The end goal is to be able to export a file from RTR, manipulate it and automatically upload to post.  

Barring that, a results table is the next best thing.

SPD Monday 5/19/14

 

 

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It's Showtime!

Today the Board of Elections will be reviewing the new website, BroomeVotes.com.

While no modern website is ever truly "finished", we feel that we are very close to a launch point.

BroomeVotes.com is a portal for engagement, a hub of information and interest; ever changing.

It is easy to get a person to visit a website once.  We need to engage them and keep them coming back.

To that end, we will employ social media, pictures, video, contests, and other devices to keep the site fresh and alive in the minds of Broome County Voters.

 

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