Wednesday, November 6, 2013

52nd AD (That's Us) Among Many Areas Plagued By Voting Problems Yesterday

As noted yesterday, the morning voter faced obstacles in getting their votes counted yesterday - I'm glad I waited until 5:00.  By way of District Leader JoAnne Simons this update from the Daily News:
The modest number of New Yorkers who bothered to vote Tuesday encountered short lines and a good number of busted voting machines, officials said.
The problem hit Brooklyn’s 52nd Assembly District hard, where 70 machines at 21 poll sites were out of commission all morning. Voters had to fill out emergency affidavits.
I personally spoke with one voter in the evening with real concerns about her vote getting counted.

Let's be clear about one thing - these scanning machines are awful on many levels.  We can and must do better.

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