Monday, August 19, 2013

Incompetent Board Of Elections Shafts Gowanus Residents

This is completely insane.  Getting to the PAL Micchio Center from anywhere but Red Hook is like playing a game of Frogger.  It's a nightmare.  As if voter turnout wasn't low enough already:
For the past several years, Gowanus residents have cast their votes at Camp Friendship on Eighth Street in Park Slope, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, but 1,683 registered voters recently learned that they will have to schlep to the Joseph Miccio Community Center in Red Hook for the Democratic primary election on Sept. 10. The Board of Elections says it made the move because Camp Friendship was deemed “inaccessible” to people with handicaps following a recent federal ruling that all polling places must be Americans with Disabilities Act compliant, an election board spokeswoman said. But area voters say the new polls are less, not more accessible.

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