NYC Mayor Bloomberg Wants Voters To Tweet
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants you use the Twitter hashtag #nycvotes to report any voting problems.
Here's a look at some of the latest:
zoeschlanger tweeted: "The print on the ballot is painfully tiny. Like, size 6 font in places. Spry though they are, mine eyes were straining. #nycvotes #nycwhines"
DBCOOL 718 tweeted:"Just Finished With Voting. The New System Is So Much Faster And The Poll Workers Where Great! #nycvotes (@ PS 154) http://4sq.com/8XZCiv"
commoncauseny tweeted: "Reports of many names not on voter rolls at PS225 in Rockaway, Queens. #nycvotes. Poll worker told voter that rolls in district down by 1/3."
wordcountcom tweeted: "Few voters, many election workers, just-barely-controlled chaos in the West Village #nycvotes"
coachkiki tweeted: "#nycvotes Very disturbed 2 see many handicapped ppl & senior citizens having EXTREME difficulty going from area 2 area (table/booth/voting)."
ByronRLong tweeted: "VOTE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! #electionday #govote #nycvotes #ivoted"
zhuli tweeted: "Was not offered or given a privacy sleeve this morning at 49 Fulton St in Manhattan, poll worker took my ballot & fed into scanner #nycvotes"
Is the city doing anything about these issues? Well, the NYC Board of Elections is at least tweeting back at some of the voters.
jefftrexler tweeted at 10:50 a.m.:#nycvotes Privacy a real issue @ Baruch/22nd -- booths, scantron open to room; people in line stand behind you, can see your votes.
At 12:43 p.m., BOENYC tweeted: "@jefftrexler Thanks for your feedback. We've logged it & are looking to resolve issues immediately. We appreciate your patience #nycvotes"
Artsforall tweeted at 10:47 a.m.: "Problems at my polling place again. Inept poll workers, disorganization, and I'm STILL listed twice on the voter rolls (3rd time!) #nycvotes"
BOENYC tweeted at 12:42 p.m.: "@Artsforall Can you tell us the address of your poll site so we can resolve this as quickly as possible & log appropriately? #nycvotes"
NYGovernment tweeted at 10:42 a.m.: "No BMD, No privacy sleeve; kicked out doing exit polling even with letter from BOE @NYCMayorsOffice #nycvotes"
At 12:41 p.m., BOENYC tweeted, "@NYGovernment Can you tell us what poll site you experienced this at so we can resolve this & log appropriately? #nycvotes"
Hmm...the BOENYC responses seem to be nearly two hours after the original tweet. Better late than never. But will the BOENYC actually follow up and resolve these problems?
Some voters forgot the "s".
jamesarrufat tweeted: "Not a complete Cluster F*** at the polls this morning. I was ready for the worst. #nycvote #ivoted"
kimcatmeowcat tweeted: "#nycvote, so confusing."
LeighannLord tweeted: "Voted for term limits. Again. #nycvote"
spokeefe tweeted: "#nycvote I feel this new scanner system will be prohibitive to the disabled. small type on ballots. Waste of $? maybe ink stampers not pens"
So has Mayor Bloomberg's social experiment worked? Who knows. But at least the issues are now out there for all to see.
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