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October 29, 2010


DiNapoli: Toll Free Voting Hotline Set Up

The Office of the State Comptroller will accept calls from voters who experience problems at the polls on Tuesday, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today. Earlier this month DiNapoli issued two reports detailing the extensive problems voters experienced across the state and in New York City on Primary Day.

“If voters have problems casting their ballots on Election Day, we want to know about it,” DiNapoli said. “No one should be disenfranchised or worry that their privacy will be compromised when voting. My office identified widespread problems with Primary Day voting. The boards of elections, particularly in New York City, should have fixed the problems to ensure they are not repeated on Tuesday. If these problems persist, my office will investigate why.”

Voters who experience such problems as privacy issues, technical difficulties, trouble reading ballots and late opening of polling sites should call DiNapoli’s office to report the problem. The phone number is 1-888-OSC-4555 (1-888-672-4555).

DiNapoli released two reports in October detailing the problems that occurred at polling sites across New York State and New York City. DiNapoli’s reports contained recommendations for the state, county and city boards of elections to prevent further problems from occurring on November 2.

To view DiNapoli's report on polling problems in New York City, visit here.

To view DiNapoli's report on polling problems across the state, outside of New York City, visit here.




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