Mayor Wants To Stop Using Schools As Early Voting Sites

WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 18, 2019 - 7:21 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to stop using schools as early voting sites.

The motion comes after a slew of parents complained about strangers walking around their children’s schools for nine days this fall, ahead of Election Day on Nov. 5 – a luxury they are not even provided.

According to the Board of Elections, 33 of the city 61 early voting sites were in public schools. About 60,000 New Yorkers took advantage of early polling.

A proposed list of replacement voting sites includes NYCHA facilities, residential buildings, CUNY buildings and hospitals.

The city will have four early voting periods next year, starting with the Democratic presidential primary on April 28th.