New Machines Coming Soon to NY – Demonstrations Start Today
December 16th, 2009

New voting machines may finally actually be on their way to New York City. The State Board of Elections on Tuesday, December 15 certified two new optical scan machines to replace the state’s fleet of lever machines beginning in 2010. Now counties, including New York City, will have to decide which of the two machines to implement.

The Board of Election in the City of New York has scheduled a series of public demonstrations so New Yorkers can test the new voting machines for themselves. The first demonstration will be held tonight in Brooklyn, to be followed by one in each of the other boroughs over the next two weeks. There will also be a public hearing on December 29th from 6:00-8P.M. at the Board’s general office at 42 Broadway, Commissioner’s Meeting Room on the 6th Floor. This hearing will be an opportunity for the public to provide their feedback about which of the new systems they prefer.

The City Board plans to vote to select the city’s new system at their regularly scheduled commissioner’s meeting on January 5th.

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