Election-Admin-Reform-2013-coverDuring the Presidential Election, the voting experience of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers was tarnished by huge lines, jammed ballot scanners, chaotic poll sites, and unqualified poll workers.

We have been vigorously advocating for reforms in the wake of this difficult election. And as part of our advocacy effort we are releasing a report title “End Election Day Chaos: Fix New York’s Voting Procedures.” This report outlines common sense on-the-ground improvements that can be made to improve the administration of poll sites in our city.

This report complements the other work we have done on election reform. Late last year we sponsored a petitionadvocating for reforms at the state level. This petition, signed by more than 650 Upper West Siders, seeks to institute early voting, “no excuse” absentee ballots, same-day voter registration, and non-partisan election administration.

The contents of this report, the petition signatures we gathered, and our testimony have already been delivered at the New York City Council Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Councilmember Gale Brewer.

If you have any questions, comments, or additional ideas feel free to contact nprigo@gmail.com and let us know what you think.

Marc Landis, Joan Paylo and Nick Prigo
District Leaders, Community Free Democrats