We’re seeing numerous reports this morning out of New York City that people have been removed from the voting rolls and are having to vote with affidavit ballots:
Team @CynthiaNixon – you’ve shared so much helpful info/reminders for preparing to vote today. Do you have any resources for when a polling place doesn’t have your info? Would have loved to have read up before my horrible experience this morning.
— Samara Finn Holland (@samarafinn) September 13, 2018
Guess who wasn’t on the rolls this morning at the polling place I’ve voted for four years?
— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) September 13, 2018
Many blue-checks are reporting the same thing happened to them as well. HuffPost’s Lydia Polgreen:
Happened to me too. https://t.co/fUWOJ31FJo
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) September 13, 2018
Jess McIntosh, @ShareBlue:
Had to assert my rights for the 1st time at a polling place today!Reminder: if you’re in the right place and not on the rolls, sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot. (For @CynthiaNixon and @ZephyrTeachout.)
— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) September 13, 2018
Lily Burana, author:
It's only the early hours, but already I've seen FIVE people tweeting that they're mysteriously not on the rolls at the polling place/in the district where they've voted for years! Hm. Head on a swivel, everybody. #Vote #Elections
— Lily Burana 🗽 (@lilyburana) September 13, 2018
Now, if this happened in a red state and not Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s liberal utopia, everyone would probably be screaming about voter suppression. It must be nice to live in a place where normal bureaucratic snafus are not turned into something sinister.