2010-08-20 / Community

Ulrich Hosts Voting Machine Demonstrations

In order to provide voters with an opportunity to try out the city’s new voting machines, Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich has announced two free public demonstrations to be held in Ozone Park and Broad Channel on Wednesday, August 25 in conjunction with the New York City Board of Elections.

Residents are invited to learn how to use the new optical scan technology voting machines that will be used at polling sites beginning with the September primary.

Ulrich said, “With this upcoming change in the way residents will cast their votes, I wanted to ensure that they were given an opportunity to come and try out the new machines. These demonstrations will go a long way towards ensuring that voting runs smoothly this fall, and that the new machines don’t create confusion and delays for voters.”

The demonstrations will be held on Wednesday, August 25 at the Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-02 101 Avenue, starting at 11 a.m., and at the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department, 15 Noel Road, starting at 7 p.m. Additional demonstrations in Rockaway and Howard Beach are being planned for later this fall in advance of the general election. This year, the primary election will be held on Tuesday, September 14, and the general election on Tuesday, November 2.

Those interested in more information, should call Ulrich’s district office at 718-738-1083.

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