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Brooklyn, NY - NYC Comptroller Stringer Orders Investigation Of Board Of Elections After Reports Of Voter Polling Problems

Published on: April 19, 2016 04:02 PM
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People vote in the New York primary elections at a polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid People vote in the New York primary elections at a polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Brooklyn, NY - With the New York City Board of Elections confirming that more than 125,000 voters in Brooklyn were removed from voter rolls and widespread reports of voters having trouble accessing polling sites and other polling irregularities, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced today that his office would undertake an audit of the operations and management of the Board of Elections.
“There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote, yet election after election, reports come in of people who were inexplicably purged from the polls, told to vote at the wrong location or unable to get in to their polling site,” Comptroller Stringer said. “The people of New York City have lost confidence that the Board of Elections can effectively administer elections and we intend to find out why the BOE is so consistently disorganized, chaotic and inefficient.  With four elections in New York City in 2016 alone, we don’t have a moment to spare.”

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To read Comptroller Stringer’s letter informing Michael J. Ryan, Executive Director of the New York City Board of Elections, that his office would commence an audit, please click here .


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