NYC Board of Elections Slammed by Voters at Hearing for Mass Incompetence

“The New York City Board of Elections was raked over the coals Wednesday as lawmakers heard from frustrated poll workers, voters and advocates at an hourslong hearing focused on election reforms.

Attendees at the hearing, held at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, described woefully understaffed polling sites and issues with absentee ballots that surfaced during June’s problem-plagued primary.

Jan Combopiano of the Brooklyn Voters Alliance set the tone for the hearing as she described the difficulty of coordinating a woefully understaffed polling location where only nine of 26 workers showed up on Election Day.”

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