Early Voting. Anna Van Der Heijden/BklynerThe New York City Campaign Finance Board sent voter directories with inaccurate poll site information to 150,000 voters citywide, a spokesperson for the CFB told Bklyner. The inaccurate information was included in the CFB’s annual General Election Voter Guide, which since 2017
Art work by ulie Peppito (Photo: Liena Zagare/Bklyner)BROOKLYN – Council Members Mark Treyger and Justin Brannan– who are literally district neighbors– each introduced a new bill this week to allow for interpreters in poll sites. The only difference? Brannan’s bill [https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerCONEY ISLAND – Votes for Assembly District 46 have still not been fully counted, which is why about three dozen people rallied with the candidate currently leading by 70 votes, Mathylde Frontus, outside her campaign office to demand answers and accountability by the Board of Elections (BOE) Saturday
Photo credit: Theresa Thompson [https://www.flickr.com/photos/theresasthompson/with/2999130055/] / Flickr Tuesday, November 8 is New York’s Primary Elections. And besides the obvious choices, there are a number of important local races to know. Polls will be open from 6am – 9pm. Our coverage area has variation depending
Nydia Velázquez, winner of the congressional primary for district 7. Courtesy of Velázquez’s Facebook.As expected. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez [http://velazquez.house.gov/index.shtml] won the Democratic congressional primary for New York District 7 on Tuesday against banker Yungman Lee, [/politics/yungman-lee-looks-bring-new-face-congressional-district-47/] and lawyer Jeff Kurzon [/politics/unconventional-campaign-congressional-district-7/
Nydia Veláquez (Courtesy of Nydia Velázquez/Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/RepNydiaVelazquez/?fref=ts])Hispanic voters, many of them in South Slope and Sunset Park, were disproportionately removed from the voting rolls prior to the presidential primary in April compared to all other ethnic groups, according to a report by
Nydia Veláquez (Courtesy of Nydia Veláquez/Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/RepNydiaVelazquez/?fref=ts])Hispanic voters, many of them in Sunset Park, were disproportionately removed from the voting rolls prior to the presidential primary in April compared to all other ethnic groups, according to a report by WNYC [http://www.
Betty Anna Canizio with former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes (Source: Facebook)Betty Anne Canizio — the Board Of Elections (BOE) official who was suspended in the aftermath of the purge of registered Brooklyn voters [/thousands-of-brooklyn/#.VzDADKODGko] revealed during New York’s presidential primary — has no intention of ending her campaign
Photo by Fort Greene Focus.The Board of Elections has booted the official that it says is responsible for Tuesday’s disastrous Democratic primary [/blog/2016/04/19/entire-block-omitted-voter-rolls-says-poll-worker/]. Brooklyn Chief Clerk Diane Hasslet-Rudiano was suspended without pay by the the Commissioners’ Executive Committee of the Board of Elections following
Photo by winmac [https://www.flickr.com/photos/winmac/92847877/]/FlickrHeads up, neighbors! Primary Day is tomorrow, September 10, and we’ve compiled some information to make exercising your right to vote as easy as possible. Remember, you are only eligible to vote tomorrow if you are a registered member
After formally tossing his hat into the ring [/blog/politics/mark-lieberman-announces-bid-for-assemblywoman-rhoda-jacobs-seat] for Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs’ seat [/blog/politics/well-wishes-from-colleagues-as-assemblywoman-rhoda-jacobs-announces-her-retirement] representing the 42nd District last month, Mark Lieberman has been kicked off the ballot after his petition signatures were challenged. Lieberman, a journalist and civic activist from Midwood Park [http://www.
Blue387 via Wikimedia CommonsMayor Michael Bloomberg is joining the effort to junk the new digitized voting machines in favor of bringing back the older and supposedly more reliable lever machines. NY1 reports [http://www.ny1.com/content/politics/political_news/182146/mayor-urges-board-of-elections-to-bring-back-lever-machines-this-fall] that Bloomberg said during a press conference that
Blue387 via Wikimedia CommonsThe future is here… but not everyone is impressed. Such is the sentiment that four state senators including Marty Golden expressed this week when it came to the prospect of rolling out those new digital scanning voting machines for the upcoming mayoral race. According to a report
Council Members Jumaane Williams, Vincent Gentile Jumaane Williams and Letitia James. Source: The offices of Vincent GentileThe latest initiative from Council Members Jumaane Williams, Letitia James and Vincent Gentile is a victory for those with bad eyesight. Councilman Gentile called on the Board of Elections to correct a problem he