Board of Elections

Joe Lhota officially enters mayoral race
Joe Lhota officially enters mayoral race
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/17/2013 at 12:41PM

It’s official. Joe Lhota, former CEO and chair of the MTA, is a mayoral candidate. On Thursday Lhota filed papers with the Board of Elections to become the 109th mayor of New York City. This morning on his newly created campaign website and Facebook page as well as on both his personal and campaign Twitter accounts he [...]

Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/10/2013 at 5:25PM

A vacant seat has been left in the 31st Council District by James Sanders’ ascent to the State Senate, and more than one candidate hopes to slide into the spot. A special election is set to be held on February 19 for the coveted Council seat, covering parts of Springfield Gardens, Laurelton and Rosedale. The [...]

Korean interpreter filling out ballots in Flushing, poll worker alleges
Korean interpreter filling out ballots in Flushing, poll worker alleges
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/06/2012 at 4:31PM

A Korean-American interpreter was allegedly expelled from a Flushing poll site this afternoon after he was caught filling out ballots for voters, a poll watcher said. The Board of Elections (BOE) interpreter — who was identified as a man in his 60s named Sang — allegedly told some Korean-speaking locals at P.S. 20 to cast [...]

Absentee ballot sent to deceased woman — for more than two years
Absentee ballot sent to deceased woman — for more than two years
Central Billy Rennison 10/25/2012 at 12:38PM

Angela Taborsky believed in the power of voting. She made certain every year to cast a ballot, and when she was no longer able to make the trip to the polling site, she registered for an absentee ballot. Taborsky died two years ago, but in every election since, she has received an absentee ballot, remaining [...]

October 12 last day to register for general election, mayoral primary
October 12 last day to register for general election, mayoral primary
News Billy Rennison 10/09/2012 at 8:17AM

If you want to cast a ballot in this year’s presidential election — or next year’s mayoral primary — October 12 is the last day to register to vote. New York ranks near the bottom of the country in voter registration; less than 64 percent of eligible residents are registered to vote, ranking the state [...]

Voters, pols say poll site mix-ups were rampant
Voters, pols say poll site mix-ups were rampant
News Melissa Chan 9/19/2012 at 11:31AM

A series of mix-ups, stemming from confusion from both voters and poll workers, plagued several election sites in the borough during last week’s primary, according to local elected officials. Assemblymember Mike Miller — who bested his opponent, Etienne David Adorno, by a 71 to 29 percent margin — said he had to battle several slipups [...]

Board of Elections leaves Bengali off ballot
News Terence M. Cullen 9/07/2012 at 12:37PM

Translators and appropriate documents will be at voting stations with large Bengali populations this November, a Board of Elections (BOE) official said, after it was announced the language would not be an option on this year’s ballots, much to the chagrin of officials and residents. The BOE’s vendor, Election Systems & Software LLC (ES&S), had [...]

Voters angry over poll site changes
Voters angry over poll site changes
News Melissa Chan 8/31/2012 at 2:08PM

Arthur DeLuca has been voting in the same poll site since 1950. But when he received notification in the mail from the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) saying his poll location had been moved almost a mile further away, the 87-year-old Oakland Gardens senior said he initially lost all desire to exercise his rights. “I [...]

Today is deadline to register to vote in September primary; online registration now available
Today is deadline to register to vote in September primary; online registration now available
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 12:00PM

With the state ranking near the bottom in voter registration, the governor announced a new initiative to allow online registration. Residents can now log on to their computers to register to vote change their address or update party enrollment. “We are knocking down longstanding barriers that have prevented many New Yorkers from participating in the [...]

Board of Elections bounces hopefuls from ballot
News Melissa Chan 8/13/2012 at 5:34PM

Three northeast Queens assembly hopefuls had their election dreams squashed after the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) tossed them off the primary ballot. Democrat John Scandalios, who was vying to replace Assemblymember Grace Meng in the Flushing-based 40th District, had an insufficient number of signatures and was bumped off the September 13 primary ballot, according [...]