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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 [...]

BOE mailers gave wrong poll sites
BOE mailers gave wrong poll sites
Politics Terence M. Cullen 9/06/2012 at 12:26PM

Some mailers sent out by the Board of Elections (BOE) last month telling voters they had new stations may have given the incorrect address, officials said. Mailers had originally been sent out to inform voters that some stations had changed in correspondence with new district lines. A number of these sites were wrong. The BOE [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]