Issues: Elections

Voting Machines Forum

On October 4, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins hosted a forum for residents of the 30th District to discuss the new voting machines and any problems that may have arisen on primary day as a result of the new machines.

October 13, 2010
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Griffo Calls for Urgent Action to Fix Voting Flaws

Griffo Calls for Urgent Action to Fix Voting Flaws by Election Day

 

October 12, 2010
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Election Committee Hearing from 9/29/10

Election Committee hearing about the issues with the new voting machines after the primary.

October 6, 2010
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Perkins Sees Union-Backed Win As Repudiation of Foes

Perkins Sees Union-Backed Win As Repudiation of Foes   By DAVID SIMS

Embarking on a tour of polling sites on primary day Sept. 14 with a team of District Council 37 supporters, State Sen. Bill Perkins huddled the workers around him for a photo opportunity, donning a green union shirt in solidarity even though it clashed with his crisp suit....

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October 6, 2010
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Griffo Calls for Upstate Hearing on NY's New Voting System

Griffo Calls for Upstate Hearing on NY’s New Voting System

September 30, 2010
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SENATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE HEARS WITNESSES AT PUBLIC HEARING ON PRIMARY DAY PROBLEMS WITH NEW VOTING MACHINES, POLL SITE OPERATIONS

Committee Seeks Practical Solutions to Implement for November 2 General Election

Queens, NY, September 29, 2010 -- On Wednesday, September 29, the NYS Senate’s Elections Committee held an afternoon public hearing to determine the extent and cause of problems that occurred with the introduction of paper ballots and optical scan voting machines in the September 14 Primary Day election.

September 30, 2010
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Public Hearing: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Senate Standing Committee on Elections

Sept. 29 Senate Standing Committee on Elections

Chair: Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

Public Hearing: Optical Scan Voting Machines in the 2010 PrimaryPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 2:00 P.M.

Contact: Victoria Clark (518) 455-2322Media Contact: Curtis Ellis (917) 861-2233

September 29, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senate Standing Committee on Elections

Sept. 29 Senate Standing Committee on Elections

Chair: Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

Public Hearing: Optical Scan Voting Machines in the 2010 PrimaryPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 2:00 P.M.

Contact: Victoria Clark (518) 455-2322Media Contact: Curtis Ellis (917) 861-2233

 

September 23, 2010
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September 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

Already post-Labor Day–wow!

In reviewing what summer 2010 will be remembered for, I am struck by the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf, the hottest summer on record in New York City and a disturbing upsurge in Islamophobia throughout the US, including right here in New York City.

Early September this year brings the Jewish New Year (L’SHANA TOVA 5771 to those of you who are celebrating) and so too the end of Ramadan for the Muslim community, which is celebrated with a big feast, that happens to fall on September 11th this year. Jewish and Muslim holidays move dates every year due to solar changes.

File: 
Sept 2010 CB- PRINT.pdf

September 21, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO TO ADDRESS PRIMARY DAY VOTING PROBLEMS

Election Committee Hearing to Identify Solutions  Queens, NY – Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., (D-Howard Beach) Chair of the NY State Senate Election Committee is working with the New York City Board of Elections to address issues with new voting machines that came to light in Tuesday’s primary election.  Problems setting up the machines and late delivery of equipment keys caused some polling places to open late, and delays in signing in voters at others. 

September 17, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. ON PRIMARY DAY PROBLEMS

Queens, NY, September 15, 2010 – "As chair of the State Senate’s Elections Committee, I intend to discuss with the Board of Elections the issues and concerns expressed to me by voters and poll workers regarding the new voting machines used on Primary Day. I believe we all anticipated some issues, since these new machines were being used for the first time ever by millions of registered voters throughout New York State. Now we must find practical solutions so that our voters have an efficient and reliable General Election in November."

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September 15, 2010
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Senator Squadron Offers Parent Resource Guide

Compilation of Information About Government and Community Services, Educational and Cultural Programs

September 8, 2010
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ADDABBO: GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL THAT POLLING PLACES BE SITUATED DIRECTLY ON A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTE

Legislation Amends Election Law

Queens, NY, September 3, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Chair of the Senate’s Elections Committee, reports that the Governor David Paterson has signed a bill, that was prime sponsored by Addabbo, which provides that “polling places, whenever practicable, shall be designated directly on a public transportation route”.  The new law was signed August 30 and is effective immediately.   

September 7, 2010
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August 27, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Hands-On Demo of New Optical Scan Voting Machines

 

Starting this fall, all lever voting machines in NY state will be replaced with electronic optical scan voting machines.  Join Senator Peralta for a hands-on demonstration with the Board of Elections.  All participants will have the opportunity to try out the new voting machines.

September 3, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Hands-On Demo of New Optical Scan Voting Machines

 

Starting this fall, all lever voting machines in NY state will be replaced with electronic optical scan voting machines.  Join Senator Peralta for a hands-on demonstration with the Board of Elections.  All participants will have the opportunity to try out the new voting machines.

September 1, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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A Celebration: 90 Years of Women Voting

This week, we celebrated the 90th anniversary of a great victory for

women and a radical and hard fought win for American democracy:

women’s suffrage -- the right to VOTE!

 

Sitting here in 2010, it’s hard to imagine a time in American history

during which women were not allowed to vote, especially as we watch

women run for all levels of elected office. But as we celebrate the

90th anniversary of American women’s right to vote, we, as men and

women, must ask ourselves if we are honoring the plight of so many who

came before us and fought for this most fundamental right. The sad

reality is that in areas around the world, women and men are still

August 27, 2010
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Information on New Voting Systems

This year New York State will introduce a new voting system in which voters will mark their choices on a paper ballot using a pen or ballot marking device, and will insert their marked ballot into a scanner. To ensure that voters have an opportunity to learn how to vote using a paper ballot, the Board of Elections in the City of New York will be holding demonstrations to teach voters the new voting system. Below you can find the dates & locations of demonstrations given in the 26th District, or to find out more information please visit: http://www.votethenewwayny.com/en/default.aspx

Date: 29 Aug, 2010

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Organization: Big Apple Performing Arts

August 27, 2010
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GOVERNOR SIGNS ADDABBO BILL TO EXPAND AVAILABLE POLLING PLACES FOR DISABLED

 Mandates that Buildings Getting State Benefits Must be Used as Polling Places that are ADA-Compliant   Queens, NY, August 20, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

August 23, 2010
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