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LETTER: League of Women Voters: NY elections secure, reliable

Posted 11/1/22

Election Day on Nov. 8 is almost here. The League of Women Voters of the Utica/Rome Metro Area wants to take this opportunity to reassure voters that New York State elections are secure and reliable. …

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LETTER: League of Women Voters: NY elections secure, reliable

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Election Day on Nov. 8 is almost here. The League of Women Voters of the Utica/Rome Metro Area wants to take this opportunity to reassure voters that New York State elections are secure and reliable.

New York’s election process is administered by a bipartisan team of election workers. Workers representing both major parties oversee ballot counting. Election administrators, board employees, and poll workers are county residents. They are our neighbors, friends, and family.

Every step of the election process is monitored and secured from the voter registration process to the post-election audit. The voter registration process in New York State ensures that only those meeting state eligibility requirements can vote. Registered voters can vote in person during early voting or on Election Day, or by absentee ballot. The election machines are pre-approved by the NYS Board of Elections.

Each piece of election equipment is tested before being used and all voting machines are barred from connecting to the internet. Finally, all county boards of elections must conduct post-election audits to further verify results.

Whichever way you choose to vote this year, know that by doing so you are making democracy work. For more information, visit our website at https://my.lwv.org/new-york/utica-rome-metropolitan-area

— Dianne DiMeo, Utica, 1st Vice-President, League of Women Voters, Utica/Rome Metro Area 

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