Broken machines frustrate voters at Queen of Angels

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  1. Ruben

    I remember somewhere in the bible reading that Jesus stood away from politics. Yet Christians get involved in the "world" affairs all the time.

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  2. Oppressed Masses

    Just think how much more difficult this will be when dogs are given the right to vote.

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  3. Marilyn

    Poll workers working like "galley slaves" deserve our thanks and appreciation for their efforts and all you voters who "stood your ground" on long lines also deserve praise.

    You guys helped to make our democracy work. Let's hope the BOE can learn from their errors and next time things will go more smoothly.

    Marilyn S.

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  4. Ich_bin_ein_Sunnysider

    Paper ballots don't break down.

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  5. Ted

    When I was there - the huge lines were at the tables where you sign your name - the line at the machines was very short, even though one of them was down at the time.

    I think they needed more people working at the tables.

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  6. Anonymous

    What would the Dog voting age be? 2.5 years?

    OM, get behind the Canine Party in 2016!

    RD

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  7. pomme

    People who previously voted at PS 150 were transferred to Queens of Angels. If more voters are registered at that site, there is an obvious need for more machines and workers. I sincerely hope this does not happen again. Having to stand in the cold for 1 1/2 hours to vote is unreasonable. The Board of Elections must be pressured to do a better job.

    And how about making the print on the ballot visible without a magnifying glass?

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  8. JuliaJ.

    Obama will solve all your problems! Hopenchange!

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  9. sunnyside gansta

    damn, I thought that was the line for the new Sunnyside Apple store!!!

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  10. Pete

    Two of the scanning machines at IS 125 were down as well, at least when I went in at 6:30 AM. Hopefully they were fixed. This country really needs upgraded infrastructure; this ad hoc localism isn't cutting it for voting, health care, electrical grids, transit, etc.

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  11. Dona

    Mr Parry, thanks for your news. I worked for BOE at PS 199 feeling good to after hearing our site was better than any others poll site in the area. For us who worked it was definitely a long work day started 5 am in the morning and ended several hours after poll site closed for voters 9 pm. Special thanks to both our coordinator Peter, Anna and chairperson Barbara.

    It was a pleasure working with such a great team.

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  12. Sunnyside_denizen

    Why did it take 3 hours to get a broken machine repaired? What was the nature of their failures? Did Kevin Duffy try calling the company to see if the scanner could be troubleshooted over the phone to resolve it faster? Did Mr. Duffy ask any of his staff if they would volunteer to possibly do a simple fix? Was basic scanner troubleshooting included as part of the 6 hour training course that the poll workers received?

    You can throw a thousand scanners in one location, as Van Bramer seems to suggest, but if there's a paper jam in 999 of them and nobody takes the initiative to fix a paper jam, then fire them, starting with Kevin Duffy.

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  13. Wowed

    Wowed by 2 things:

    1. The reference to rowers in a galley that Duffy is quoted saying. This neighborhood has a significant representation of Bangladeshis, Turks, and Hispanics. I'm sure Duffy was just making an observation, and wasn't divulging any of his personal attitudes toward brown folk.

    2. wowed by the comment by Oppressed Masses about letting "dogs" vote. What kind of dogs? Brown? Educated? Democrat? Republican? Land-owning?

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