City leaders call on BOE to make changes to early voting process

City leaders are calling on the Board of Elections to make changes to the early voting process.

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2020, 1:09 AM

Updated 1,311 days ago

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City leaders are calling on the Board of Elections to make changes to the early voting process.
This comes after the major turnout over the weekend. Many of the early voting locations across the city saw long lines and wait times on Saturday and Sunday, which city leaders say might discourage people.
"Let's extend the hours. The sites should be open to be uniform, the inconsistency we believe hurts the process,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
Mayor Bill de Blasio also voiced concerns about what voters experienced over the weekend.
"I think there's incompetence at the Board of Elections and I think the Board of Elections is just the wrong organization the way they're structured. It should be abolished,” said de Blasio.
News 12 reached out to the New York City Board of Elections for its response to the mayor’s and borough president’s statements and has not heard back yet.


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