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Election Reform in NYC Focuses on Wait Times

November 27, 2012, 11:41 pm

The voting lines were long during this year’s presidential election. Even newly re-elected President Obama noticed, saying in his victory speech, “We need to fix that.”

NYC BOE to Improve Voter Process

October 15, 2012, 11:34 pm

As the Nov 6. election draws near, voters are concerned with the current voting process. They are seeking timely amendments to allow for a system that accommodates everyone on [...]

Voters Judge Candidate’s Authenticity in Debates

October 15, 2012, 7:27 pm

The upcoming presidential debate on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in New York will take questions about foreign and domestic issues from an audience of undecided voters in a [...]

Major Push to Get Voters Registered in New York

September 25, 2012, 11:32 pm

In a major effort to get potential voters registered by the Oct. 12 deadline, voter rights groups and celebrities were out in force Tuesday, enticing New York to sign up.

New York’s Low Voter Turnout Conundrum

September 19, 2012, 10:17 pm

Call it voter apathy or political fatigue, but New York City, like many cities across the country, is seeing a steady decline of voters coming out to the polls.

Facebook Peer Pressure Pushed 340,000 to Vote, Study Finds

September 12, 2012, 10:10 pm

Facebook peer pressure that came in the form of a banner message showing U.S. users’ friends who voted pushed a third of a million people to cast their ballots in the 2010 [...]

After Serving Time, Millions Can’t Vote

September 12, 2012, 3:20 pm

A large number of American citizens are barred from voting due to a felony conviction, according to a new academic study by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit advocacy [...]

NYC’s Preliminary Redrawn District Map Released

September 4, 2012, 9:26 pm

The city’s Districting Commission released its preliminary redrawn map, adjusted based on population changes within the five boroughs, using information from the 2000 and [...]

Vote Tally System Moves to 21st Century

July 17, 2012, 10:22 pm

New York City Board of Elections unanimously voted in favor of using portable memory device (PMD) sticks to tabulate votes, which will take effect in time for the September primary.

Feds Sue Florida, Florida Sues Feds

June 12, 2012, 8:16 pm

After the Department of Justice told Florida to stop purging its voter rolls, Gov. Rick Scott announced on Fox News that his state is suing the federal government.


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