Long Island: Fire Commissioner Elections Today – Tues 12/13/2011

Across Long Island today, there are hundreds of votes for local fire commissioners.

It is important to participate in the process where your money (ie: tax money) goes. Consider calling your local fire department, or swinging by, to find out about your local election. Continue reading

Republican Croci beats Dem incumbent for Supervisor: Town of Islip in Rep control

Story at Long Island Press: here.
Recount Confirms GOP Unseats Nolan in Islip
By Timothy Bolger on November 22nd, 2011

“Suffolk election officials said Republican Tom Croci beat Democratic Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan by 343 votes following the recount.”

Plus, LI Press reports: Continue reading

GPVA ELection Day Successes

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On November 8, 2011 long time Green Party member, Chris Simmons took the majority of votes for the Loudoun Soil & Water Conservations District. Chris is a known leader among his peers in both parties, but the fact that the majority of votes were cast for him is telling.  Elected for a second term, District Vice-Chair and Treasurer, Simmons has spent his last term  great deal educating Virginians about the important work done by the organization. His commitment to preserving and conserving Virginia natural resources, as well as educating citizens is what makes him so influential in his community. He hopes to focus his energy this term on addressing the rampant polluting of Virginia’s  watersheds before delicate ecosystems are irreversibly altered. Some answers says Simmons are easy, “It starts with “Conservation:  Every body, every where, everyday

Joining Simmons as Directors for the next four years is Giannina Ienco. Ms. Ienco won a seat on the Tri-County/City Board which is based in Fredericksburg. Although Giannina entered the race at the last minute, she managed to run a successful write-in campaign reaching many voters in the City of Fredericksburg. Giannina’s decision to run was not an easy one:

With a full-time job, traveling husband and two young children at home, I was concerned that I would not have the resources needed to fulfill a director position. However, with support and encouragement from my fellow Virginia Greens, I decided that I wanted to pursue a more active role in protecting and conserving the natural resources of our community for future generations.  Continue reading

2011 Green Party New York Election Results

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Check here for Updated Election Results

Green Party election results will be posted here as the results come in, including selected races from around the country.

KHALID BEY DEM WOR 1,154 51.772% X
HOWIE HAWKINS GRE 1,072 48.093%

Chenango results
COUNCILMAN, Smithville (Vote for 2)
Kenneth P. Whitmore, Jr. DEM 122
Barbara Ann L. Whitmore DEM 70
Robert M. Whitmore REP 219
John J. Cammarata REP 191
Carol Omalyev GRE 96
Write-in 1

COUNCILMAN, Preston (Vote for 2)
V. Peter VR Mason DEM 85
Geraldine E. Barnes DEM 53
David L. Dunckel REP 98
Stacie P. Edick GRE 22

Suffolk County
Cesar Malaga – Suffolk County Legislature, Green 3% 3rd place  Continue reading

2011 Suffolk County Election Results (and Nassau County links)

Update 11/22/2011: Rep Croci wins Islip Town Supervisor Race. Story at Long Island Press: here.
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At the top are links to official, Long Island election results pages. Then, links to media who will be covering the story. At the bottom, onthewilderside will post our own observations and comments on the election outcomes.

Suffolk County Board of Elections webpage
and
2011 Suffolk BOE Election Results Link

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Nassau County Board of Elections webpage
and
2011 Nassau BOE Election Results Link

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Long Island Press
Election Coverage: here

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Make your best sign. Wave it at your local politicians!

OWS_emancipateTuesday, November 8th is Election Day.

Today is your today to make a miniature sign, and wave it at the politicos and elected officials in your neighborhood. You can do this by pulling levers or writing things on the ballot!

If you must, you could even use the pencil provided to draw a picture on the ballot space. Though, I will be writing in “occupy” (and maybe “peace”…hmmmm…maybe “occupy peace”) anywhere on the ballot where I do not like my choices!

Occupy...because silence equals consent“What Should An Occupier Do On Election Day?”: here.

Long Island election info and election results pages: here.

National race to watch: A somewhat status-quo article from Politico that summarizes open seats and various proposals around the country: here.

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Make a protest sign: Use the ballot as your canvas!

OWS and Politics: What should an occupier do on Election Day?

An Occupy image from NYC

Kimberly writes:

My personal suggestion for occupiers on Election Day: Write-in “Occupy”.

Below are links to several interesting opinion pieces on voting and the occupy movement, plus some pull quotes and my own comments. I tried to see if I could find any trends or plans of occupiers to send a message on Election Day USA, Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

My overall impression is:

I have not found any directions on any of the official or quasi-official Occupy Wall Street sites concerning Election Day 2011. There are no candidate endorsements. In fact, I believe that they have not even done the basic level of mentioning on their calendars that November 8th is Election Day.

Neither Occupy Wall Street, nor the main occupy movement nationally, has made a statement of what to do for these 2011 elections. Overall, I think people guess that occupiers will vote or not vote, and choose as they usually do.

I have been among those who like the idea of writing in “occupy” on the ballot. And, where I have floated that idea to the occupy community, it has received some positive consideration. Continue reading

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