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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...

A Scanner DERPly: Reports Of Malfunctioning Voting Scanners Are Piling Up

A Scanner DERPly: Reports Of Malfunctioning Voting Scanners Are Piling Up

A jammed scanner this morning in Washington Heights (via Bethany Mandel) In 2010, New York State swapped out the metal voting machines that resembled something from the 1950s for the boxy new DS 200 Precinct Scanners....

Some Voters Weren't Informed About New Polling Places Because Mailman Stashed Notices In Locker

Some Voters Weren't Informed About New Polling Places Because Mailman Stashed Notices In Locker

"Voting! What's up with that?" After a slew of problems plagued September's state and local primary elections (yes, those happened) City Councilwoman Gale Brewer introduced new legislation at a hearing yesterday intended to make things run...

Super Small Ballot Font Size Riled Up Brooklyn, Manhattan Primary Voters

Super Small Ballot Font Size Riled Up Brooklyn, Manhattan Primary Voters

Courtesy adm's flickr Those tricky hanging chads might be a thing of the past, but it turns out those schmancy paper ballots might not be so great either—voters in last week's primary election have complained that...

Polling Place Shuffle Causing Primary Election Headaches

Polling Place Shuffle Causing Primary Election Headaches

So busy this morning! (johndelsignore's Twitter). Have you voted yet today? (Yes, today is a primary election—you should know that by now!) We ask because if you haven't voted yet you might want to take a...

Pols Push To Hold New York State Primaries In June

Pols Push To Hold New York State Primaries In June

(plemeljr's flickr) Could the primary elections in New York State move to June? Since having them in September, as we currently do, is a violation of federal law, maybe! The Daily Politics gives a solid rundown...

Jimmy McMillan Wants $350 Million Damn Dollars

Jimmy McMillan Wants $350 Million Damn Dollars

Don't get us wrong: we love us some Jimmy McMillan. He looks like Papa Smurf, he has awesome music videos, and a connoisseurs eye for gloves. Hell, we've had no evidence that there is anyone in...

NYC Board Of Elections Chief Fired Week Before Election

NYC Board Of Elections Chief Fired Week Before Election

George Gonzalez After less than three months on the job and a primary election that Mayor Bloomberg deemed a "royal screwup," the head of the Board of Elections was dismissed today by the Board's commissioners. George...

Thanks For Your Sacrifice, Troops! Now You Can't Vote

Thanks For Your Sacrifice, Troops! Now You Can't Vote

Though they're still trying to convince voters that the primary elections weren't as bad as everyone thought, the Board of Elections may have landed themselves in some more hot water. Because apparently they don't care about...

Board of Elections Survey Says Primary Went Just Fine, Thanks

Board of Elections Survey Says Primary Went Just Fine, Thanks

After spending $90,000 on a survey about the infamous primary election snafus, the Board of Elections says that most voters walked away with a favorable view of the new voting process, which featured the debut of...

Officials Blast Primary Day Shitshow

Officials Blast Primary Day Shitshow

George Gonzalez Politicians slammed The Board of Elections yesterday for the confusion, malfunctions and disorder that defined the debut of the city's new optical scanning voting machines on Primary Day. And along with the public shaming...

Defiant Espada Plays Race Card, Religion Card, Baby Card

Defiant Espada Plays Race Card, Religion Card, Baby Card

State Senators Pedro Espada, Jr. and Ruben Diaz (Courtesy Azi Paybarah) Embattled Bronxchester State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. held a dramatic press conference yesterday to hit back at Democratic officials trying to oust him from the...

Co-Workers Out Official for Office Smoking Habit

Co-Workers Out Official for Office Smoking Habit

A powerful Board of Elections official is in trouble after co-workers ratted him out for smoking at his desk. Several sources told NY1 that George Gonzalez is constantly puffing while at work—not only stinking up the...

Feds Suspect City May Have Been Bribed on Voting Machine Vote

Feds Suspect City May Have Been Bribed on Voting Machine Vote

From BOE website Federal prosecutors are investigating the Board of Elections' $50 million contract with ES&S, a Nebraska company contracted to supply the city with its first electronic voting machines. The machines were due to be...

For Voting Machines, It's Out With The Levers, In With The Ovals

For Voting Machines, It's Out With The Levers, In With The Ovals

The Board of Elections has selected a company to replace the city's iconic — though outdated — voting machines with a process that's more like taking a standardized test than pulling a lever. The Omaha-based company...

State Pols Using Campaign Funds for Almost Anything They Want

State Pols Using Campaign Funds for Almost Anything They Want

How much do our elected officials in Albany get by on their salaries as legislators and how much of their regular expenditures come from campaign money raised for nonexistent election battles? The Daily News has an...

Counting Continues for State Senate Race in Queens

Counting Continues for State Senate Race in Queens

We have our own protracted election drama in the city: The Board of Elections is still counting ballots in the State Senate race between incumbent Frank Padavan (R) and City Councilman James Gennaro (D). Padavan leads by...

No Tipping Your (Campaign) Cap Come Tuesday

No Tipping Your (Campaign) Cap Come Tuesday

“No buttons. No posters. No leaflets. No. None.” That's the friendly reminder New Yorkers are getting from the city's Board of Elections in regards to showing your colors when you head to the polls this Tuesday. This...

Bloomberg Annoyed with the City Board of Elections

Bloomberg Annoyed with the City Board of Elections

Mayor Bloomberg criticized the city's Board of Elections, after BOE officials said Election Day could be chaotic, "This is a joke...this public is badly served by this agency as any city or state thing I've seen." Yesterday,...

Rock the Vote Defends Itself in Voter Registration Mess

Rock the Vote Defends Itself in Voter Registration Mess

Over the weekend Rock the Vote was accused by the New York Times of botching the registration of possibly 40,000 would-be New York voters. According to the article, the online registration forms for New Yorkers on Rock...

Rock the Vote Gaffe May Leave Thousands Unregistered

Rock the Vote Gaffe May Leave Thousands Unregistered

If you are one of the 100,000 people in New York who attempted to register to vote this year via Rock the Vote, you may want to check in on the status of your registration. The Times...

Today is Last Day For NY State Voter Registration

Today is Last Day For NY State Voter Registration

The voter registration in NY State is today. If you haven't registered yet, the AP explains, "Only completed voter registration forms postmarked by midnight and received no later than October 15th will be valid for the upcoming...

Bloomberg Calls Undercounted NYC Votes an

Bloomberg Calls Undercounted NYC Votes an "Outrage"

Mayor Bloomberg spoke out about the unofficial results from NYC's primary night undercounted votes in 78 districts. These districts' unofficial results raised eyebrows because no votes at all were recorded Barack Obama. Bloomberg said, "This is just...