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Dead Man Voting: Report Finds Fraud Potential at NYC Board of Election

Monday, December 30, 2013

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A six-month investigation has uncovered nepotism, lax protection against voter fraud, and instances of political influence at the city's Board of Elections.

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Did a Quarter of NYC Voters Neglect to Flip Over Their Ballot?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Many voters say they forgot to flip the ballot over in Tuesday's election and vote on the referenda questions on the back. According to a WNYC analysis of the Associated Press election results, 25 percent of voters didn't answer any of the questions.

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Board of Elections Criticized Over Tiny Font

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Several good government groups and local politicians are taking on the New York City Board of Elections over their decision to use a tiny font on the ballot for the general election next month.

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Why Don't New Yorkers Vote?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

In 1953, 93 percent of voters in New York City cast ballots. In the last mayoral election, 28 percent of voters did. But before you start wringing your hands, consider these reasons why.

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'No Guarantee' City Can Handle Run-off as Scheduled, Election Officials Testify

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A potential run-off in citywide elections this year could be a disaster, elections officials told the City Council Thursday. Board of Elections officials also argued that chronic underfunding is partially to blame for some of the recent problems at city polls.

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BOE Uses Lever Machine Shells for New Voter Kiosk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What’s big, orange and looks like an old lever voting machine? It’s the new voter kiosk unveiled for the first time Monday by staff at the New York City Board of Elections, who say deploying them citywide would shorten lines at polls and speed the process of communicating results on election night.

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Old Lever Machine Becomes New Voting Kiosk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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What’s big, orange and looks like an old lever voting machine? It’s a new voter kiosk unveiled for the first time Tuesday by staff at the New York City Board of Elections, who say deploying them citywide would shorten lines at polls and speed the process of communicating results on election night.

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City's BOE Opts For Scanners in Primary, Runoff

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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The New York City Board of Elections voted on Tuesday to use the electronic voting machines for the upcoming primary and runoff elections, despite saying for months that the machines weren't up to the task.

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City Board of Elections Mulls Lever Machines for Upcoming Vote

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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The New York City Board of Elections isn't ruling out bringing back the old lever voting machines if the dates for the upcoming primary and runoff elections remain unchanged. It's just one of several options to account for a snafu with the new electronic voting machines.

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City’s Election Performance Comes Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

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Almost one month after an election day fraught with long lines, error, and confusion, the City Council began working to improve voting conditions in the Big Apple. The City Board of Elections' performance came under fire from elected representatives and advocacy groups during a City Council hearing on Wednesday.

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Explainer: How to Vote After Sandy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

As the region has focused on recovery efforts post-Sandy, local election officials have been working to make sure polling locations have power, displaced voters have access to absentee ballots, and any changes to polling locations gets communicated to a distracted public.  

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Council Tests BOE Preparedness Ahead of Election

Monday, October 15, 2012

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More than two million voters are expected to cast ballots in New York City on Election Day – and officials want to make sure the Board of Elections is adequately prepared following criticism of its handling of the June primary.

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Only 7 Days Left to Switch Parties for 2013 NYC Primaries

Friday, October 05, 2012

Next Friday is the last chance to switch your party affiliation in New York City for an election that's almost a year away.

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Board of Elections Opts for ‘Incomplete’ in Mayor’s Management Report

Sunday, September 23, 2012

More than two million New York City voters are expected to head to the polls in just over six weeks to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election. In a year when the Board of Elections’ performance has come under scrutiny for its handling of primary and special elections, information about the Board is conspicuously absent from the city's annual report card, known as the Mayor's Management Report.

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Prior to November Elections, Council Members Say Voting Issues Remain a Concern

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some elected officials plan to use the coming weeks before the November elections to draw attention to problems at the voting booth.

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Late Night at Polling Site After New Election Night Protocol Is Imposed

Friday, September 14, 2012

City election workers deployed a new protocol for closing polls and reporting unofficial election results Thursday night following the primaries for state legislative and local offices.

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On Heels of Criticism And Ahead of Primary, BOE Tests New Election Night Closing Process

Monday, September 10, 2012

The city’s Board of Elections sounded optimistic about the improved accuracy of its new election night closing procedures ahead of Thursday’s legislative election – but cautioned against hopes of speedier returns.

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Looking to November, Disability Advocates Call for Accessible Polling Places

Monday, August 27, 2012

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A Federal Court Judge will hear testimony Monday about how to make city polling sites more accessible for people who use wheelchairs or have vision impairments.

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BOE Says It Performed Well in Problematic June Primary

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The New York City Board of Elections defended its performance in the June 26 federal primary election on Wednesday at a five-hour hearing of the City Council Governmental Operations committee.

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Council Holds Hearing to Review June Primary Snafus

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

With a little more than a month before the September 13 primary, the City Council is holding an oversight hearing Wednesday to assess problems that arose with the vote count during the most recent primary in June.

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