voting

Thousands voting in tent at Rockaway supersite
Thousands voting in tent at Rockaway supersite
News Billy Rennison 11/06/2012 at 5:50PM

Superstorm Sandy relocated dozens of poll sites including eight in the Rockaways that were housed at a single “supersite” at P.S. 180 in Rockaway Park. A tent was set up outside the school for the thousands of residents from throughout the peninsula who were funneled to the site. Locals came from as far as three [...]

28 polls sites changed in Queens due to Sandy
28 polls sites changed in Queens due to Sandy
News Billy Rennison 11/04/2012 at 6:33PM

Due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, 28 poll sites were forced to be moved for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6. Click here to see which poll sites have changed. “The Board surveyed and assessed all polling sites in each borough and determined the usability and accessibility of each poll site in advance of [...]

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 [...]

ROCK THE VOTE
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 9/19/2012 at 11:16AM

With the September 13 primary — and its abysmal voter turnout — behind us, it is time to start focusing on the November 6 general election. If you are not already, we urge you to register to vote. It’s very easy, and a linchpin of our Democracy. So, as the slogan goes, “Just do it.” [...]

Eliminate voter apathy
Letters Queens Courier Staff 12/09/2011 at 11:45AM

Amazingly, consumers seem to be spending, and Americans appear to be shedding the anxieties that have stymied confidence. American optimism is a remarkable resource that defines the U.S. as exceptional among all the nations. Yet, the problems and threats confronting the world are ongoing and real. The multitude of dangers that could impact the U.S. [...]