NYC voters share opinions about Tuesday's primary election process at hearing
A public hearing where New York City voters could share honest experiences in the 2021 primary election was held Wednesday.
The hearing, hosted by the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee, encouraged feedback from Tuesday's primary with the new ranked choice voting system in place.
"Your testimony will shape our formal recommendations to our election administrators and legislators alike," said Frederick Schaffer, who is on the committee.
The hearing comes after the Board of Elections initially posted incorrect preliminary vote counts in the Democratic primary, then withdrew them.
"We're all aware of the technical error that was made yesterday regarding the first round of RCV results. And everyone is looking forward to the new results coming out, and we can assure people that you can still have confidence in the system," said Xamayla Rose, a deputy public advocate.
The unofficial count is expected Tuesday and will be certified the week after.
The committee consists of nine members who advise the campaign finance board and its nonpartisan voter engagement initiative, NYC Votes. It also recommends legislative and administrative changes to improve elections in the city.