Board of Elections official Valerie Vazquez and Assemblywoman Margaret Markey show Woodside Senior Center Director Matthew Ancona the ballot scanner of the new voting system that will be in use at all NYC elections starting in September. The Board of Elections and Assemblywoman Markey sponsored a demonstration at the Woodside Center in July.
It’s a new era for voting in New York City so to familiarize Queens voters with the new system, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey has arranged for the New York City Board of Elections to conduct an open public demonstration of the new system at The Woodside Branch of the Queens Public Library on Wednesday, August 18.
“Voters will have a new way to cast their ballot this fall and I invite everyone to stop by their local library branch to try out this new system,” said Assemblywoman Markey.
The demonstrations will take place between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at the Woodside Branch Library, 54-22 Skillman Avenue. The system will also be demonstrated on August 25th at the Maspeth Branch Library, 69-61 Grand Avenue.
The change is a result of the federal Help American Vote Act which mandated that voters in New York State must have new voting machines this year. The new system electronically records your vote from a paper ballot that you mark.
“Take this opportunity to see and use the new voting system that will be the new standard for all future elections in New York City, and be sure to exercise your right to vote this fall,” added Assemblywoman Markey.