Election Day

November 7, 2017 - 1:48pm
Democracy in Action students cover Election Day across Central New York

Ben Walsh, an independent, has won Syracuse's 2017 mayoral election. With 96 percent of districts reporting, Walsh defeated democratic candidate Juanita Perez Williams to become the first independent mayor elected in Syracuse since 1913 on Tuesday. Walsh won with 54.4 percent of the vote while Williams trailed with 37.9 percent.

November 4, 2014 - 9:41pm
Democracy in Action students cover local, state and national races for the mid-term elections in Onondaga County.

Through the Democracy in Action project, undergraduate and graduate students in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications share voters' Election Day stories through photos, audio, video and text.

Students went to the polls, speaking with voters in Syracuse and the surrounding suburbs, where they heard voters' opinions about electronic voting scanners; met families casting their ballots together; and witnessed local traditions, such as Syracuse's annual Election Day spaghetti dinner.

November 6, 2012 - 3:18pm
Using a variety of media, Syracuse University students documented the day's events for the Democracy in Action project's third year — and first presidential election.

Tight races at both the local and national level drew crowds of Central New Yorkers to the polls to vote today, some for the first time and some with children in tow.

November 9, 2011 - 1:54am
For the second year in a row, Syracuse University journalism students covered Election Day from start to finish through video, audio, photographs and the written word.

While New York voters made their way to poll booths across Onondaga County today, 130 journalism students from Syracuse University's S.I.