Two weeks ago, a stack of flyers was left at a community center in Bed-Stuy informing “friends” that “if you have not voted since November, 2008, you must pre-register to vote 35 days prior to November or you will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming National Presidential Election.”
This is not true!
In addition, there is no formal organization or sponsorship on the flyer and the local phone number listed for the Board of Elections is not a valid number.
This could be an attempt to keep people from voting and, at the least, it will confuse voters. The public needs to know that this may not be the only misinformation out there.
If you have any questions about whether you are properly registered to vote you can check by going to www.vote.nyc.ny.us and go to the voter section. You can also call the NYC Board of Elections at (866) 868-3692.
Trust only information provided by reputable organizations such as the League of Women Voters, the NYC Voter Assistance Program, NYC Campaign Finance Board or the NYC Board of Elections.
Should you see any notices providing incorrect information regarding voting, please report it the NYC Board of Elections.
Chair, Voter Services Committee
NYC League of Women Voters