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zentrum's Journal
zentrum's Journal
April 19, 2016

Report from my precinct in New York City

Members of my family have already voted and just phoned in this report from downtown NYC.

Easy to vote. No ID asked for!

However, two people were turned away.

One demanded an affidavit. They had registered as a Democrat and were not on the rolls.

One was turned away because they were in "the wrong polling station" and now had to run to another one, insisting that they had "always voted at the same station" and "had to get to work".

It's true, we did have to vote at a new location this year—after years of voting in the same place. Which did raise questions for us.

Noted was the absence of any information anywhere on the ballot about which delegates support which candidates. This is new. In the past there has been much more information about this. We knew who to vote for because we had gone to a candidate forum. But how many people are involved enough to do that?

At this forum, it was explained that the League of Women Voters usual supplies this kind of information amply and this year—they didn't. Make of that what you will.

FYI—Arthur Schwartz is the Assembly candidate who will become a super delegate for Bernie, should he win.

Look also for:
Allen Roskoff
Tom Duane
Jessica Frisco
Laine Armstrong
Jenine Lurie
All supporters of Bernie.

Would like to hear other people's experience as they vote today.

If you get turned away, here is the phone number for the New York City Board of Elections: 212-886-2100 (Note—that's just for the city and may even be just for downtown.)

Only 20% of New Yorkers vote. That's appalling. Get out there and do it!

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