2012 elections

By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 - 11:35 am
Photo from Friends of Cecilia Tkaczyk Facebook page. Catskills voters: Never say your vote doesn't count. After a long court battle that resulted in the counting of 99 contested ballots, Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk has won the race for the 46th state senate... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 - 11:32 am
You've got to feel for New York State's 46th Senate District. Like the rest of the state, the 46th -- a rural district that snakes from Montgomery County, through the more rural parts of Schenectady and Albany Counties, across all of Greene County and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 - 4:13 pm
Incumbent Delaware County judge Carl Becker, a Republican, has eked out a victory against Democratic challenger Gary Rosa in a race that was too close to call without counting absentee ballots. On Thursday afternoon, the county Board of Elections finished... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 - 10:54 pm
The race for Delaware County judge between Republican incumbent Carl Becker and Democratic challenger Gary Rosa is still too close to call, despite rumors that have been circling that Rosa is the winner after a count of absentee ballots. On election night... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 - 3:16 pm
A race between Republican incumbent Gilbert Close and Democratic challenger Bonnie Seegmiller for a seat on Colchester's town council was too close to call following last Tuesday's election. In an unofficial machine count of the ballots cast at the polls... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 - 10:48 am
The votes are in -- and although a few races still hang in the balance, most of the big contests were settled decisively. Incumbents across the region mostly fared well. Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand trounced Republican challenger Wendy Long... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 - 9:13 pm
Photo taken in Narrowsburg by Linda Slocum and Tony Ritter. Tony, a Tusten town councilman -- and Delaware River fishing guide -- tells us, "Those stumps with V-O-T-E were sawed from an 80 foot pine that snapped at the base during Sandy last Monday night... Read more
By Jason Dole on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 - 9:05 pm
Above: Five candidates face off in an October 23 debate for two open seats on the Sidney town council. Photo by Jason Dole. Editor's note: This story, which is running roughly two weeks after the event it covers, came in shortly before Sandy was due to... Read more
By Jason Dole on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 - 9:28 pm
Hurricane Sandy shook up many aspects of public and private life in Sullivan County, but the elections will go on much the same as always. Only two polling places will be changed due to complications following the storm, a Board of Elections official told... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 - 9:04 am
In Delaware County, the chance to elect the county's highest judge only comes around once every ten years. (Just as cicadas burst from the ground every decade or so, so do county judicial candidates. Both spend their brief time in the sun making as much... Read more


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