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Poll tracks mood of voters

As Democrats pick a presidential candidate today in Pennsylvania, a new poll in the North Country sheds light on the mood of voters here. Generally speaking, they've got issues, and they're still thinking about the candidates. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Taking voters' temperature in Massena

After Wednesday night's debate between John McHugh and Bob Johnson in Massena, David Sommerstein asked some potential voters what was on their mind as election day approached.  Go to full article

Poll: NY Lawmakers Doing a "Fair" or "Poor" Job

A think tank and prominent polling center have teamed up to put the focus on issues in the upcoming governor's race. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Public Weighs in on New Voting Machines

New York State is under federal mandate to have new voting machines on line by next November's elections under the Federal Help America Vote Act. But the State Board of Elections is still trying to adopt standards for those machines. Members of the State Board got an earful at the first of three public hearings, held in Rochester yesterday. Bud Lowell at public radio station WXXI reports.  Go to full article

Counties Will Choose New Voting Machines

State Lawmakers have decided to allow individual counties to choose their voting machines that will be required by federal law beginning in 2006. Government reform advocates warn that plan could lea to chaos and confusion on election day, with different voting machines in different parts of the state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Thousands of New Voters Head to the Polls in NY

The State Board of Elections reports that over 750,000 New Yorkers have registered to vote for the first time in today's elections. Because of changes made by Congress after the 2000 elections, the new voters are required to show ID at their polling place. A high voter turn out is expected, and there are worries that there may be confusion at the polls about what kind of identification is acceptable. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Adding Lots of New Voters

The hype surrounding the presidential election is generating thousands of new voters across the country. For local boards of election, that means mounds of paperwork following last week's voter registration deadline in New York.  Go to full article

Critics: NY's Voter Registration Deadline is Too Early

If you live in New York and you wanted to wait until you heard all of the Presidential debates to decide whether or not to vote in the election, you're too late. Good government groups say the state's registration deadline, which occurred at midnight October 8th this year, happens too early. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Advocates for the Disabled Call for Voting Procedure Reform

Disabled rights advocates are urging the state legislature to rescind a requirement known as the full-face ballot. They say it hinders New York's ability to buy voting machines that are accessible. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Voter Participation

New York makes an effort to enroll low-income voters. But many never go to the polls. Commentator Jill Vaughan says it's the issues that are out of reach, not the polling places.  Go to full article

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