Tuesday, less than 24 hours away, will serve as an interesting test for the Board of Elections. “We really are depending on the good government groups, we’re depending on the media, we’re depending on everyone who lives in the Zone A areas of the city to take the initiative and call their local Board of Elections and ask about their poll sites,” BOE Commissioner J.C. Polanco said to explain how voters will be made aware of their post-hurricane voting locations.
“I am asking that the Board of Elections immediately institute a plan to establish a volunteer shuttle service to ferry New Yorkers from evacuation centers and hard-hit areas of the city to their poll sites,” Councilman Jumaane Williams said in a press release last night. “I am also proposing that the Board open polling locations at evacuation centers to address this unique situation. If we in government believe in the basic tenets of democracy, then I believe we must all hold this as a top priority.” Read More