TOMORROW: CM Torres + Advocates Blast BOE for Setting Up Voters to Fail
Common Cause/NY, NYCLU NYIC, MinKwon, the Chinese-American Planning Council, and the Civic Engagement Table, join together to demand more poll sites and boroughwide centers for early voting locations
NEW YORK, NY (05/15/2019) (readMedia)-- On Thursday, Councilman Ritchie Torres, Common Cause/NY and advocates will join together to demand the NYCBOE stop setting New Yorkers up to fail in November and add more polling sites and boroughwide centers for early voting.
Earlier this month, the Board of Elections released the list of early voting locations in New York City for the November election. There are only 38 approved sites in New York City, which is only four more than required by state law and zero borough-wide voting centers.
In January, the New York State legislature passed - and Governor Cuomo signed into law - early voting, which gives voters 9 days before Election Day to vote.
Councilman Ritchie Torres
Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY
Amy Torres, Director of Policy and Advocacy of Chinese-American Planning Council
Jonathan Chung, Civic Engagement Associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action
The New York Civic Engagement Table
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
**list in formation**
CM Torres + advocates push BOE to add more voting sites and centers for early voting.
|WHEN:||Thursday May 16, 2019 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||OUTSIDE 42 Broadway
NYC Board of Elections Executive office.
New York, New York