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Board of Elections certifies Ulrich victory
Board of Elections certifies Ulrich victory
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/04/2013 at 2:53PM

Nearly a month after voters cast their ballots, City Councilmember Eric Ulrich has been certified by the Board of Elections (BOE) as the official victor in the race for District 32. The Republican beat his opponent, District Leader Lew Simon, with 10,488 votes compared to Simon’s 9,080, a difference of 1,408 votes, according to the [...]

Councilmember wants poll site switch for Tudor Village voters
Councilmember wants poll site switch for Tudor Village voters
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/17/2013 at 2:20PM

With the general election approaching, one candidate wants any and every voter at the polls. The Board of Elections (BOE) rezoned Tudor Village voters two years ago from P.S. 63 in Ozone Park to P.S. 232 in Lindenwood. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, who is running for re-election, is requesting the BOE switch it back. “The Board [...]

60 Queens polling sites to have Bengali translations
Politics Melissa Chan 7/09/2013 at 12:56PM

Ballots at 60 Queens polling sites this year will have Bengali translations, officials said, but advocates for South Asian voters are skeptical the move will crystallize. “Our concern is that we were told in the past that Bengali ballots would be available, particularly for the November general election, and that did not happen,” said attorney [...]

Queens GOP head drops lawsuit against new Republican election commissioner
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 2/21/2013 at 3:37PM

Queens County GOP Chairman Phil Ragusa has dropped his lawsuit claiming that the new Queens County Republican Commissioner for the Board of Elections was wrongly appointed, according to a document obtained by the New York Daily News. Ragusa and ousted commissioner Judith Stupp were alleging that Councilman Eric Ulrich and two other members of the Republican [...]

Queens GOP lawsuit claims election commissioner wrongly ousted
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 2/20/2013 at 11:37AM

A recent lawsuit filed by the head of the Queens County GOP, Phil Ragusa, and reportedly funded by Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, alleges that the Board of Elections Queens County Republican Commissioner was wrongly ousted from the position. According to court records, Ragusa, as well as the ousted commissioner, Judith Stupp, are claiming that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]