Ending City BOE’s Foolishness


Today’s DN editorial said that the city Board of Elections has to end its foolish method of counting votes.

For some still unclear reason, the BOE requires its poll workers to cut precinct results into strips and hand write on a separate tally to give to NYPD election officers. As the DN points out, the poll workers need only hand the flash drive and voting machine generated tally to the NYPD officer for transportation to the borough board. That’s the method employed to great and timely success by the Nassau County BOE.

Somehow, the city BOE’s unnecessary procedure is a bow to concern that election results could be manipulated. Instead, they prefer being considered a laughingstock.

Read the full DN editorial here.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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