Voters to use new ballots for primaries

After 80 years of voting in a curtained booth, New Yorkers will fill out paper ballots that will be run through an optical scanner.The change

THE BRONX - After 80 years of voting in a curtained booth, New Yorkers will fill out paper ballots that will be run through an optical scanner.

The change was made to comply with the federal Help America VoteAct. HAVA was passed after the contested close presidential vote in2000 to make voting simpler and easier.

There will also be special machines for the disabled, hearing impaired and the blind.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, Jan. 17
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is putting out 2 News 12 gets inside look at 1st BX business directory
Experts offer advice on reducing healthcare costs at 3 Tips to reduce health care costs
Two arms without hands believed to have been 4 More body parts found at Bronx garbage facility
Tuesday is national Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day, 5 Word on the Street: Resolutions

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE