Early Voting

Is Early Voting Working?

By Robert Press

This is the second year of Early Voting in New York, with figures coming in from the Board of Elections showing that the cost may outweigh the need for it. BOE daily tallies of the number of voters is cumulative.

Day 1 – Bronx – 2,247. Day 2 – Bronx – 3,919.

Day 3 – Bronx – 5,175. Day 4 – Bronx – 7,591.

Day 5 – Bronx – 9,848. Day 6 – Bronx – 12,241.

Day 7 – Bronx – 14,493.

Only Saturday and Sunday remain for Early Voting, Monday is an off day to prepare for Tuesday Primary Day for Democrats and Republicans. 

When you vote you will receive two pieces of paper one has on its front the citywide elections for Mayor, Public Advocate, and City Comptroller. You must turn the paper over to vote for Borough President and City Council. In the first page all these races come under Rank Choice Voting, where you can rank up to five different choices by your preference 1 – 5, but you can still vote for only one candidate by filling in the #1 circle next to that candidate. The second piece of paper contains the judicial delegates on it. for those on the West side of the Bronx there will be five judge candidates of which you may select up to two only. This sheet which contains the judicial delegates and judge candidates on the West Side of the Bronx is not Rank Choice Voting, hence the separate piece of paper. 

Now to the action outside the poll sites. 

Day one outside Bronx Science High school.

Day two at Bronx Science we ran into Judge candidate Jessica Flores and her crew who posed for this photo.

We caught up with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz at In-Tech. 

The place to be was the Monroe College poll site where 14th City Council candidate Perina Sanchez just happen to have her campaign office on the next block. She is 2nd from the right.

This was what you saw as you went to vote at Monroe College candidate after candidate set up like street vendors.

Candidates signs everywhere, and tents set up across the street, and along the side of Monroe College below.

Monroe College on Jerome Avenue for early voting has people coming from the 11th, 14th, and 15th Council Districts to vote.

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