Brigid Bergin


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles Sued for Discrimination

Thursday, June 09, 2016

A complaint filed in federal court Thursday accuses the state agencies of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act because their websites are not machine readable.


City Officials Strike Early Budget Deal

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Mayor de Blasio and the Council finalized negotiations three weeks ahead of the deadline for the earliest agreement in 15 years.


Board of Elections Returns Purged Brooklyn Voters to Rolls

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Voters who were purged from the rolls before New York's presidential primary are back in the books in time for the next election in June.

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Stringer Slams City Elections Board for Sloppiness

Monday, June 06, 2016

City Comptroller Scott Stringer called out the Board of Elections of New York City for failing to adequately tag and track $640,000 of electronic equipment. 


De Blasio Takes Another Crack at Explaining "Agents of the City"

Friday, May 27, 2016

The mayor defended his right to keep correspondence between City Hall and a group of outside advisers secret.

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Fed Officials Force Board of Elections to Address Voting Rights Questions

Friday, May 20, 2016

Could the voter purge have been prevented by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act?


De Blasio Pledges to Revamp Deed Restriction Policy

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

After two recent cases have raised eyebrows, the mayor pledged to change the city's policy going forward.


New York City Board of Elections Apologizes for Brooklyn Voter Purge — But Dismisses Calls for Reform

Friday, May 13, 2016

It was supposed to be a conversation about dollars and cents. But a Friday afternoon budget hearing for the Board of Elections spent more time on another topic: the Brooklyn voter purge.

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De Blasio Defends Former Nonprofit Against State Investigation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The mayor said the Campaign for One New York had cooperated with the state panel for a year but, "enough is enough."


Second Brooklyn Election Official Suspended After Primary Foul Up

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A massive voter purge before New York state’s presidential primary — first reported by WNYC — contributed to widespread irregularities during last month's vote.

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Warning of Brooklyn Voter Purge Dates Back Weeks

Monday, May 02, 2016

A report from the Campaign Finance Board shows it reached out to the city Board of Elections about purged voters more than a month before primary day.

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Rangel Backs Wright

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Dean of New York’s congressional delegation has officially backed a candidate to succeed him.

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Despite Years of Blowback, Board of Elections Fails to Change Its Ways

Friday, April 22, 2016

The troubles during Tuesday's primary are nothing new for the agency that manages New York City's elections and voter rolls.

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Board of Elections Suspends Top Brooklyn Clerk Following Primary Problems

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The personnel move comes after widespread reports of irregularities at the polls during Tuesday's presidential primaries.

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Investigating the NYC Board of Elections

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WNYC's Brigid Bergin follows up on her reporting of the drop in registered Brooklyn Democrats and whether there's more to it than the Board of Election's claim of "routine maintenance."

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AG Launches Investigation into NYC Board of Elections

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to investigate the city agency after a series of reports from WNYC.

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Would-Be Voters Face Problems at the Polls

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

As New Yorkers came out to vote Tuesday, some found that their names weren't on the rolls, while others encountered shuttered polling sites.

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New York Officials See Spike in Problems at the Polls

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The state Attorney General's office says it got many more calls about voter problems on primary election day than it did in the last general election.

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De Blasio Demands Explanation, as Decline in Registered Brooklyn Voters Doubles

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The mayor said he's concerned and confused by the sudden drop in the voter rolls.

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60,000 Fewer Democrats in Brooklyn and No Clear Reason Why

Monday, April 18, 2016

As candidates lavish love on Brooklyn, a WNYC analysis of voter enrollment statistics found active registered Democrats dropped by 7 percent there — the largest decline statewide.

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