Redistricting, Board of Elections errors causing problems
Poll workers assist voters at Grace Lutheran School in Queens Village, where a coordinator said things were going smoothly. But many citizens elsewhere in Queens reported problems casting their ballots in today's primaries because they had been directed to the wrong polling place.
"This is crap. Are they trying to prevent people from voting?" asked Lenore Dunton, who is used to casting her ballot at PS 36 in St. Albans but was redirected to PS 118 in Hollis.
City Councilman Eric Ulrich casts his vote at PS 63 in Ozone Park.
"Chinese voters say they are voting for Chou," a volunteer for Yen Chou's Assembly campaign said outside PS 20 in Flushing.
A sign at PS 36 in St. Albans directs voters to PS 118 in Hollis.
Dennis Maxfield of St. Albans had no problems voting at PS 118 in Hollis.
Management of the C-Town Supermarket on Crossbay Boulevard in Ozone Park gave equal time — really window space — to all three hopefuls in the 15th State Senate District.
Outside PS 20 are Diego Domisol, a volunteer for state Senate challenger John Messer, Messer's wife, Wendy Messer, and Messer's mother, Sue Messer. They said they were getting positive feedback from voters. Messer is trying to unseat northern Queens Sen. Toby Stavisky.