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Voting Vid: People Having Problems in Brooklyn

November 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Per the person that posted this video: “Long lines and poll workers who lacked training caused havoc today as polls opened in Bushwick, Brooklyn. People left in disgust as district 48 and 46 voting machines were not working. Paper Ballots were handed out but angry voters refused to vote in that way.”

Tags: Politics

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sara // Nov 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I’m in Election District 15 and our polling place this morning was a mess. No signage posted anywhere until about 9am, information desk wasn’t informative, and general chaos all around. I waited about 3 hours, which I expected would be due to high turnout, but the lack of organization and knowledgeable workers was really disappointing and frustrating.

  • 2 spnder // Nov 4, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Why would people refuse to vote in that way?

  • 3 Amanda // Nov 4, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    It seems unfortunate that people would storm off rather than vote on paper ballots.

  • 4 a.t. // Nov 5, 2008 at 6:31 am

    It’s interesting that the most problems seem to occur in working-class neighborhoods, especially if the constituency is of color. i voted in park slope with a bunch of old white people and everything was fine. coincidence? thank god obama won.