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Concerned Voters of Westchester

Elections are the Bedrock of our Republic’s Democracy

Voting Machine Issue

The Board of Elections claims a lack of voting machines caused the problems experienced during the 2020 NYS primaries. This is patently false! It’s an excuse to buy more dangerous, hackable ICE machines at a cost of $4.5 million

  • In ‘19, all polling places were open with enough machines!

  • There are over 1,400 voting machines in inventory

  • Westchester is facing up to a $250 million deficit

  • Vote by mail in NYS is imminent by 2022

If the legislators vote NO to approving this $4.5 million, the Board of Elections says they will go to the NYS BoE to buy the machines and bill back the county.  Learn more here

Call your Legislator to refute the BoE argument and VOTE NO! Find your Legislator here.


Have Trouble Voting in the Primary?

Westchester was plagued by systemic problems, start to finish and election laws were violated

  • Lack of timely communications of poll locations

  • Incorrect poll locations on voter postcards

  • Absentee ballots received too late to vote

  • Lines across the county on 6/23 (up to 4 hours!)

  • Polls improperly supplied

  • Incorrect ballots given to some voters

  • Ballots in the wrong language

Meet Concerned Voters of Westchester

Mission


Elections, a non-partisan issue, are the bedrock of our republic’s democracy.  This diverse coalition of citizen voters and organizations are vested in accurate, fair, accessible, safe and secure elections.  We are dedicated to ensuring the Westchester County Board of Elections fulfills their obligation to conduct fully compliant, legal elections that provide confidence to the electorate.  Our mission is to exert extraordinary pressure on, and advocate for action by all elected officials and authorities who are both vested in and responsible for elections in November 2020 and beyond.


Immediate Actions

The Board of Legislators are holding a hearing with the Board of Elections Wednesday, July 29th @ 10am

1. Please Call Your County Legislator by Tuesday July 28th! Find your Legislator here.

“I am looking to Legislator (Name) to ask direct, relevant and comprehensive questions and that they demand clear, direct answers put to the Board of Elections in the 7/29 public hearing”

2. Tune In to the Public Hearing Wednesday, July 29th @ 10:00 AM - Link for hearing - https://bit.ly/729BoLHearing

Action After 7/29

After the Public Hearing on 7/29, the Election Working Group of the Board of Legislators committed to issuing a report on August 7th. The Election Working Group includes Legislators Borgia, A Williams,  Shimsky and Gashi.

Please Call You County Legislator with the following message by Wednesday August 6th!  Find your Legislator here.


“Now that Legislator (Name) has had over 1 month since the 6/23 primary to gather all the facts, I’m looking for them to ensure the Election Working Group publicly issues a full report that identifies all primary election problems, their root causes, solutions and a detailed comprehensive action plan that includes timelines, roles for accountability and an oversight process to ensure quality implementation.”


Save the Date

NYS Legislative Hearing on Tuesday August 11th - “Elections in a Pandemic: A Review of the 2020 Primaries” There will be no public comment and testifiers are by invitation only Tune in here: https://bit.ly/081120NYSLegElectionHearing







OUR MISSION >

To uphold democracy through voter education, building voter registration, holding elected officials accountable, educating ourselves and others to ensure equality for all, fight racism, xenophobia, authoritarianism, environmental destruction, and corruption with allies and partners.

Participatory democracy works when people participate. It is more crucial than ever to vote. Your vote is your voice.

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