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Get out the vote Tuesday

September 8, 2013

Local registered voters need to turn out for the area primaries Tuesday....

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Annarondac

Sep-08-13 6:58 AM

In the winter, you would check on your neighbors, especially challenged ones to see if they are ok, then check on your neighbors and friends and see if they are able to get out to vote. Offering a ride to the polls, or helping find the proper polling place just might be the positive force for getting everyone involved in the voting process. For the younger crowd, maybe it's their first time voting, offer some help (of course not on who to vote for), see that they have a good understanding of the process. It's far better to assist before than to complain after that no one cares to vote Fulton County.

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Hilltopper

Sep-08-13 7:16 AM

If voting makes a difference, why does it seem conditions take a nose dive no matter who we elect? Must be we elect the wrong candidate all of the time.

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Ron1960

Sep-08-13 7:34 AM

Hilltopper, The problem is that so many people will only vote the party, and continue to elect the same people back to office. Next there are few people who will run for office so in many races there is no choice. Then you expect the new person to undue what the prior person did in several years in a very short time. Then you have the problem that so many people can not bother to get off the dime and vote and most voters consider the election as a popularity contest. The voters need to make every effort to meet the candidates and see what the candidate thinks is needed to be done.

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Knickman

Sep-08-13 8:08 AM

Doesn't DiaGacomo have the conservative line? So there will be a contest for supervisor in Broadalbin in Nov. no matter who wins the republican line?

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TiredOfTax

Sep-08-13 8:09 AM

If only the state had the same R value we could get things changed! Got to go vote!

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Scarecrow57

Sep-08-13 8:21 AM

I don't want people to just get out and vote. I want people who understand the issues and are knowledgeable about the issues voting. Anyone who utters the phrase "I don't care about Politics" Should not be allowed within 500 feet of a voting booth.

And that my friend Hilltopper is why we keep getting incompetents in office.

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MrBoB51

Sep-08-13 9:05 AM

To me it's simple, if you don't vote then be careful when you complain about your representatives because you didn't bother to take the time to have your voice heard when it counts. VOTE

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maxone

Sep-08-13 10:40 AM

thank you Joe DiGiacomo for keeping Broadalbin's tax rate the lowest in the county for several years. That means alot to property owners who have to pinch pennies. may you continue this for years to come.

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Hilltopper

Sep-08-13 11:28 AM

I vote in every election but let's be honest; it’s an exercise in futility. Most people have been voting strictly along party lines since the day partisan elections began. Refresh my memory, who was the last elected official that turned things around, for the better, in Fulton or Montgomery counties? You can curse the Republicans or curse the Democrats, but unless a candidate cow-tows to his party his political life will be short lived and uneventful. Tonko and Farley come to mind.

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Opinionated

Sep-08-13 11:40 AM

I was on my home from work a few days ago and I had to come to a stop and saw that both lanes had to stop due to a car stopped in the other lane of traffic. We had to stop due to a Jag sitting in the lane of traffic while its driver, Supervisor Joseph DiGiacomo putting up or adjusting one of his signs. Not a wave from him, or any acknowledgement for him causing the delay. Arrogance. There is a difference between arrogance and confidence. He did not act alone in the nice tax rate in Broadalbin. He is not a leader. If he was, the entire operation of Broadalbin would run more efficiently currently. He has spent way too much time trying to disgrace the Highway Super. Small town, get over it. Grab an office and talk man to man and resolve it. The employees of that department have the complete protection of the union and yourself on their side. How does Winney, stand a chance? There is more to this than meets the eye, or the public. Arrogance, and small town politics at it's finest.

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TheArchitect

Sep-08-13 12:27 PM

Tuesday can signify the end of the King Follies in Gloversville.

King's tenure has been a complete failure, nothing new but promises that go unfufilled. The Walmart project was well underway long before King's election so there no credit can be given there. Walmart wanted to have Supercenter in the area so they could sell both merchandise and produce. The City under King's leadership did not stand up to Walmart and require a roadway system that was conducive to futher development.

The time has come to end the part-time and out of town working mayor's term. Tuesday is the day.

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drugsrus

Sep-08-13 2:21 PM

'topper, in my lifetime (so far) there has never been an elected official who,at the end of the day, left me feeling that I was glad he/she was in office. We don't hold to their feet to the proverbial fire and demand that they act on our behalf. and most of the people really want the same things from those who accept to be our representatives.

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MrBoB51

Sep-08-13 2:22 PM

Too bad we don't put ink on a voters finger, maybe a little 'shame' for not having one would make more people vote. That would also stop cheaters voting more than once.

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1stwardcitizen

Sep-08-13 3:27 PM

I hope people look at the past 4 years worth of negative press that King has brought to the City

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Stackrat

Sep-08-13 6:11 PM

Vote for whom YOU feel will do the best job. Stop trying to tell others how to vote. We all have minds of our own, no matter how simple they may may be.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-08-13 7:45 PM

Locally the few democrats that live here get a taste of what we suffer state wide every election... State wide it is hard to get an R in a seat!

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1stwardcitizen

Sep-08-13 10:57 PM

Do a search right here on the leader herald site to see how little King did for the City. Giving grant money for transit back. Threat s of annexation by force. Cutting funding to the senior center. House in foreclosure. Misuse of City vehicle. Never in his office due to second jobs. Fired from every job he has ever had. No ladder truck for over a year. Waited till elections to buy a new one. $300, 000 street sweeper that hasnt seen a street for a year because it doesn't work. Not enough room here to list everything he has done wrong. Should have listed what he has done right. Of course that would leave a blank space here.

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Patriot1

Sep-09-13 8:14 AM

It's not only G'ville where the vote this year is important - Northampton has an important primary - note carefully who may well raise taxes based upon proposed projects - be so apprised and vote accordingly!

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ishouldknow

Sep-09-13 4:18 PM

Patriot1, watch your back, for as anyone knows, if you cross Mr. Groff, you will see his revenge! I have seen and taken it.

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laker88

Sep-10-13 11:04 AM

Architect, or anyone...I'm not a g'ville resident, but it seems there are many concerns that the other 2 choices may be worse.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-10-13 6:12 PM

I am in it for change and I voted for just that, CHANGE! The fire truck did it for me!

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