Board of Elections

Race for Lancman’s seat heats up as he declines district leader nom
News Melissa Chan 7/18/2012 at 3:52PM

A defeated congressional hopeful abandoned his run for re-election as party district leader, giving his county-backed opponent an uncontested free ride to the September election. Assemblymember Rory Lancman filed declinations with the Board of Elections on July 16 to pull his candidacy in the Democratic Leadership 25th District Part A race as male district leader. [...]

Queens politicians eyeing run for borough president
Queens politicians eyeing run for borough president
News Terence M. Cullen 7/04/2012 at 12:16PM

Although Helen Marshall still has one year left on her third term as borough president, several big names are rumored to be eyeing a run for the job. Councilmember Peter Vallone said that although he hasn’t made an official announcement yet, he’s seriously considering running for the borough presidency. Vallone, who currently represents Astoria, said [...]

Pols push for more languages on ballot
Pols push for more languages on ballot
News Melissa Chan 6/15/2012 at 9:07AM

Two elected officials and a coalition of South Asian community leaders pushed for the passage of a bill that would put Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi on ballots and election material in the borough. The bill, co-sponsored by State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember David Weprin, would direct the county’s Board of Elections (BOE) to [...]

6th District candidates start making the rounds
6th District candidates start making the rounds
News Melissa Chan 5/09/2012 at 5:54PM

A dark horse candidate in the 6th District Congressional race was a long way from succumbing to the political slaughterhouse, but soon-to-be revealed results could mean a one-way ticket to the glue factory. According to Dr. Robert Mittman — who is considered a longshot out of four democratic primary runners — the State Supreme Court [...]

Jeffrey Gottlieb bows out of 6th District Congressional race
Jeffrey Gottlieb bows out of 6th District Congressional race
News Billy Rennison 4/20/2012 at 1:18PM

The hotly-contested 6th Congressional District race that has featured allegations and pot shots has its first casualty. Jeffrey Gottlieb denied the nomination on Wednesday, April 18 and transferred the signatures he received to Stephen Green, a Rosedale resident, the Board of Elections said. The announcement comes just days after the candidates submitted their petitions to [...]

Queens GOP big wig involved in ‘shakedown’
News Michael Pantelidis 4/10/2012 at 3:54PM

A Board of Elections (BOE) employee trying to make a quick buck has instead found himself in hot water. The BOE has suspended Stephen Graves – who is also a top official in the Queens Republican Party – after he was allegedly caught on tape soliciting a $25,000 “finder’s fee” from a company competing for [...]

[UPDATE] Election Day 2011
[UPDATE] Election Day 2011
News Steve Mosco 11/08/2011 at 9:58AM

[UPDATE] Only 83 voters have visited the polls at Benjamin Cardozo High School since they opened this morning at 6 a.m, according to poll worker Michele Miller. The Bayside area high school is open for those wanting to vote for six Supreme Court judges and the District Attorney. There are six candidates under each party [...]

Woodside issues discussed at town hall
News Nargas Karimi 11/01/2011 at 9:40AM

Assemblymember Michael DenDekker explained the different issues that New York faces during a Woodside Town Hall meeting on October 26. “Our everyday problems mean absolutely nothing to legislators that represent Rochester, Buffalo, Tonawanda and Niagara. We talk about parking, sanitation, noise and train issues, while their issues are jobs, agriculture and property taxes,” said DenDekker. [...]

Queens GOP leadership in question
News Michael Pantelidis 10/04/2011 at 5:58PM

With the Queens political world already rattled, a storm has begun brewing on the horizon of the borough’s Republican Party. Two organizational meetings were held on September 28, during which two different men claim to have been elected Queens County Republican GOP leader. According to Robert Hornak, spokesperson for the Queens Republican Party, current chair [...]