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Perforation Revelation: BOE Blames Election Day Debacle On New Ballots

Perforation Revelation: BOE Blames Election Day Debacle On New Ballots

BOE workers try and fix a broken scanner on Election Day 2018 (Jenn Hsu / WNYC / Gothamist) The rain, the record high voter turnout, a scanner shortage, a two-page ballot, and poorly-trained poll workers may...

Over 1,000 Ballot Scanners Went Unused During NYC Election Day Fiasco

Over 1,000 Ballot Scanners Went Unused During NYC Election Day Fiasco

A ballot is stored for scanning later at a poll site in Crown Heights on Election Day. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) While thousands of New Yorkers stood in hours-long lines waiting for their chance to vote...

An Interview With The Man In Charge Of Tuesday's Chaotic Election

An Interview With The Man In Charge Of Tuesday's Chaotic Election

At P.S. 11 in Brooklyn on Election Day, November 6, 2018 (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Broken ballot scanners and some of the most regressive voting laws in the United States ensured that many New Yorkers who...

Election Day Chaos Triggered By Lack Of Preparation For NYC's Two-Page Ballot

Election Day Chaos Triggered By Lack Of Preparation For NYC's Two-Page Ballot

(Jenn Hsu / Gothamist / WNYC) As New York City's Board of Elections braced for what they thought might be presidential-year turnout for Tuesday's midterm election, they greenlit the purchase of extra ballots and more poll...

Civil Rights Lawyers Demand 'Answers' From NYC Board Of Elections After Primary's 'Mass Confusion'

Civil Rights Lawyers Demand 'Answers' From NYC Board Of Elections After Primary's 'Mass Confusion'

A scene from an Upper West Side polling site during the Democratic primary two weeks ago (Scott Heins / Gothamist) It's been two weeks (just two weeks!) since a record number of New Yorkers went to...

On Second Thought, New York State Will Share Voter Data With Trump's Commission

On Second Thought, New York State Will Share Voter Data With Trump's Commission

When your buddy has an idea that's so crazy it just might work. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Earlier this summer, Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State was refusing a request to hand over voter registration data...

A.G. Schneiderman: Over 220,000 Voters Were Improperly Purged Ahead Of The 2016 Presidential Primary

A.G. Schneiderman: Over 220,000 Voters Were Improperly Purged Ahead Of The 2016 Presidential Primary

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty) The state Attorney General's Office is asking to join a lawsuit against the city Board of Elections, alleging that election officials purged more than 220,000 voters citywide in the...

Today's Low-Turnout Congressional Primary Is Having Some Problems

Today's Low-Turnout Congressional Primary Is Having Some Problems

(milkshakepants / Flickr) Update below It's no secret that the New York City Board of Elections is a patronage-ridden, grossly incompetent, wholly unaccountable agency that happens to be responsible for safeguarding our representative democracy. And no...

Report: Brooklyn Voter Purge Disproportionately Affected Latinos

Report: Brooklyn Voter Purge Disproportionately Affected Latinos

(Christian Hansen / Gothamist) The more than 120,000 voters improperly purged from Brooklyn's voter rolls seem to have been disproportionately Hispanic, and from neighborhoods with large Hispanic populations. WNYC, which first reported the illegal purges ahead...

Despite This Year's Primary Mess, BOE Hasn't Committed To Any Reforms

Despite This Year's Primary Mess, BOE Hasn't Committed To Any Reforms

(Christian Hansen / Gothamist) Following last month's problem-riddled presidential primary, during which more than 120,000 New Yorkers had to vote via affidavit ballot, Mayor de Blasio made the Board of Elections an offer: $20 million, in...

Election Officials Tossed 90,000 Affidavit Ballots From Last Month's Primary

Election Officials Tossed 90,000 Affidavit Ballots From Last Month's Primary

(Photo by Jen Carlson/Gothamist) Updates below The city Board of Elections has discounted about 90,000 of 121,000 affidavit ballots cast by voters who workers couldn't find on voter lists during the presidential primary last month, according...

Second Board Of Elections Official Suspended Over Voter Purges

Second Board Of Elections Official Suspended Over Voter Purges

Brooklyn Board of Elections deputy clerk Betty Ann Canizio (Facebook) The city Board of Elections has suspended a second administrator at its Brooklyn office in connection with the widespread voter registration irregularities that surfaced on Primary...

Over 120,000 NYers Were Forced To Vote Via Affidavit Ballots In Last Week's Primary

Over 120,000 NYers Were Forced To Vote Via Affidavit Ballots In Last Week's Primary

Board of Elections director Michael Ryan, center rear, at Tuesday's commissioner meeting. (Nathan Tempey/Gothamist) The director of the city Board of Elections apologized for voter registration and Primary Day polling place problems on Tuesday at a...

De Blasio Offers Board Of Elections $20 Million To Clean Up Its Act

De Blasio Offers Board Of Elections $20 Million To Clean Up Its Act

(Mayor's Office/Flickr) The state legislature is the only body with the power to change the inherently dysfunctional structure of New York City's Board of Elections, but that isn't stopping Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott...

Board Of Elections Suspends One Employee For Primary Day Debacle

Board Of Elections Suspends One Employee For Primary Day Debacle

(jenchung's flickr) The Republican head of the Brooklyn Board of Elections is taking the fall, at least temporarily, for some of the many reported irregularities that may have left many unable to vote citywide on Primary...

De Blasio: NYC's Entire Electoral Process Must Be Fixed

De Blasio: NYC's Entire Electoral Process Must Be Fixed

AP Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for "major reforms" at the city Board of Elections in response to widespread irregularities in voter registrations and problems at polling places citywide yesterday. In a statement, de Blasio...

Video: Brooklyn Poll Workers Threaten Journalistvideo

Video: Brooklyn Poll Workers Threaten Journalist

When Gothamist asked freelance photographer Christian Hansen to visit polling sites around the city on primary election day, he figured he was taking a relatively easy assignment. “It was the worst day, the most difficult day of...

A Ridiculous Roundup Of The Worst NYC Primary Day Voting Mishaps

A Ridiculous Roundup Of The Worst NYC Primary Day Voting Mishaps

(Christian Hansen / Gothamist) The primary results came in quick and fast on Tuesday night, securing decisive victories for one particularly notorious native New Yorker, and a former New York politician whose fondness of the word...

Judge Rejects Move To Open Primary To Purged Voters & Independents

Judge Rejects Move To Open Primary To Purged Voters & Independents

Two people check into their voting station at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Brooklyn (Getty) A New York Federal District Court judge held a short-notice hearing on Tuesday afternoon in relation to a lawsuit filed...

Stringer Will Audit NYC Board Of Elections After Today's Primary Voting Problems

Stringer Will Audit NYC Board Of Elections After Today's Primary Voting Problems

Voters at PS 3 today in Brooklyn. (Getty Images) Today's New York presidential primary has been marred by reports of polling sites opening hours late, others lacking functional ballot scanners, and tens of thousands of voters...

Twice As Many Brooklyn Democrats Were Removed From Voter Rolls Than Initially Thought

Twice As Many Brooklyn Democrats Were Removed From Voter Rolls Than Initially Thought

(Nathan Tempey / Gothamist) Yesterday, dozens of New York voters sued the state, alleging that their registrations in the Democratic party had been purged or altered and were thus preventing them from voting in today's presidential...

New York Voters Sue The State, Claiming Mass Voter Roll Purges

New York Voters Sue The State, Claiming Mass Voter Roll Purges

Via Trish Mayo's flickr Dozens of New York voters are suing the state, saying that their voter registration changed without their input, costing them the ability to vote in Tuesday's primary. The lawsuit, filed this afternoon...

PSA: That Shady Postcard You Got About The Primary Election Is Misleading

PSA: That Shady Postcard You Got About The Primary Election Is Misleading

The front of the postcard Some 60,000 newly registered voters in New York City recently received notices misleadingly stating that the primary election is in September. The mailers read: You have recently received an Approval Notice....

Board Of Elections Mistakenly Recorded Voter's Age As 164

Board Of Elections Mistakenly Recorded Voter's Age As 164

The Board of Elections: when they're not jamming scanners and sending polling place information off with errant mailmen, they're apparently adding 90 years to your life. A 73-year-old current Bronx resident has been told that her...

Democratic Unity: Thompson Concedes, "Proud" To Support De Blasio

Democratic Unity: Thompson Concedes,

Photograph by Brigid Bergin After rumors swirled this morning, Bill Thompson has officially dropped out of the mayoral race. The former comptroller appeared on the steps of City Hall with presumptive Democratic primary winner Bill de...

Bloomberg Trashes Board Of Elections, BOE Thanks Him For Cooperation

Bloomberg Trashes Board Of Elections, BOE Thanks Him For Cooperation

The Board of Elections gets trashed by Bloomberg again, and they thank him for the privilege.

Old-Timey Retro Voting Machines Coming Out Of Retirement For Tuesday's Primaries

Old-Timey Retro Voting Machines Coming Out Of Retirement For Tuesday's Primaries

The process of voting has been around as long as democracy itself, and yet, we just can't seem to figure out how to do it effectively. Google is on the cusp of releasing a pair of...

Should New York Bring Lever Machines Back To The Voting Booth Next Year?

Should New York Bring Lever Machines Back To The Voting Booth Next Year?

Via Bethany Mandel It's been a few years since Albany killed lever voting machines in favor of computerized scanners. But considering the clusterfuck that characterized The Great Jammed Scanner Election of 2012, it's no surprise that...

Block The Vote: Board Of Elections Still Counting Ballots From November

Block The Vote: Board Of Elections Still Counting Ballots From November

Voting in Crown Heights (Tien Mao / Gothamist) Florida got lots of flack for being totally useless during the 2012 presidential election—it took them so long to count votes that by the time President Obama was...

NYC Board Of Elections

NYC Board Of Elections "Succeeded At Failing Beyond My Wildest Expectations," Says Council Member Williams

The PS 167 line to vote (via reader DL) Yesterday's absolute Election Day shitshow, which ranged from broken electronic ballot scanners to incompetent poll workers, resulting in long lines. And then with Hurricane Sandy polling site...

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