AG’s office: 340 reports of polling issues


Election Day is going far from smoothly in some parts of New York State.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office on Tuesday said it received over 340 reports of problems at polls across the state after six hours of operation. The biggest issue is broken polling machines that are leading to heavy delays, according to a spokeswoman.

At some sites, people had to wait up to two hours on line before they could cast their votes due to glitches with scanners.

Some of the city locations where problems have been reported are 90 Bennett Ave. in Washington Heights; The Prince George Hotel at 14 East 28th St., Murray Hill; 21 Spring St., Lower East Side; and Andrew Jackson High School in Cambria Heights, Queens.

The AG’s office said it has contacted the city Board of Elections about these specific complaints. A board spokeswoman said they are investigating.

Earlier in the day, Mayor Bill de Blasio said there were no major concerns about poll troubles, but he called on the State Legislature to enact changes to make voting easier.

“There is a better way, which is early voting,” he told reporters after he voted in Park Slope.

 

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