NYC Board of Elections to be audited following ‘voting irregularities’
Both parties complained of voting irregularities during the New York primary.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer pointed to a “deep concern over widespread reports of poll site problems and irregularities” as he called for the audit, according to the report. Stringer said his office had heard reports of polling locations failing to open on time and a report of a broken machine in Queens. He also said there was conflicting voter information distributed.
“There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote, yet election after election, reports come in of people who were inexplicably purged from the polls, told to vote at the wrong location or unable to get into their polling site,” Stringer said, as quoted by Reuters.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement that his office heard reports that voting lists from Brooklyn contained “numerous errors” and asked the city’s Board of Elections to give updated information.