Kavanagh and Staff Observe New Voting Machines in Ten Counties

November 3, 2009

On November 3, 2009, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and his staff traveled upstate to observe Election Day operations in various counties participating in a pilot program deploying new voting machines that use paper ballots filled in by voters and optical scanners to count the votes. Kavanagh also joined Assemblymember Joan Millman, the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Election Law and Committee staffers to observe operations at one of the busiest poll sites in the Orange County and to meet with election officials there.

All told, Kavanagh and staffers visited poll sites in ten counties. In addition to Orange County, Kavanagh personally visited poll sites in Fulton, Schenectady, and Sullivan Counties; his staff visited sites in Broome, Cortland, Dutchess, Madison, Oswego, and Putnam Counties.

Kavanagh is the Chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Election Day Operations and Voter Disenfranchisement, and is always interested to hear from Election Day workers, election commissioners, and voters, whether about the new voting machines or other issues related to elections. Interested parties should feel free to contact Ames Grawert at Kavanagh’s district office at 212-979-9696 with comments or concerns.