Polling Site Corruption Enraged New Yorkers [Update]

polling site corruption

Polling site corruption enraged voters on November 8, 2016, at 6:00 a.m. EDT, as several New Yorker’s stood in line awaiting their chance to partake in this year’s presidential election.


  • Located at 450 Pacific Street, at least 20 people were waiting for the doors of Public School 38, the Pacific School, for a half hour before leaving for work.
  • Public School 9, Teunis G. Bergen, located at 80 Underhill experienced a 2-hour delay.
  • Many New Yorkers were enraged with polling-site corruption, as they stood on long lines to no avail.


Bronx County Supreme Courthouse, located at 851 Grand Concourse, could not adequately accommodate the voters with mobility impairments.

New York Citypolling site corruption

  • CS 154 Harriet Tubman Learning Center, located at 250 West 127th Street, only had one of four working ballot scanners. This produced a 2-hour delay for voters.
  • Yorkville Community School located at 412 E. 88th Street, only had one of six ballot scanners working, producing a 2-block line.
  • New Yorkers throughout the city are enraged about the polling site corruption they have experienced.

Update: NY Daily News

  • The Board of Elections has released that a mistake by an office clerk omitted 126,000 registered voters names from the list, in April.

Written by Jhayla D. Walls
Edited by Jeanette Smith


Pix11: Broken Machines, Vanishing Names Leave New Yorkers Waiting for Hours at Polling Stations
New York Times: Long Lines and Minor Glitches for Voters on a Peaceful Election Day
NY Daily News: NYC Voters Complain of Long Lines, Broken Scanners

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