Board of Elections details progress with vote tally system
The city's Board of Elections said it is confident that its computerized tally system won't keep New Yorkers waiting for this year's election results.
Board members updated City Council members Monday on their new system and said it performed well during a test run during last month's primaries. The board's staffers will be using laptops to read portable memory devices that are placed in each of the digital ballot scanners to count the votes.
Dawn Sandow, the BOE's deputy executive director said the digital method counted the votes more accurately than the older process adding her staff "was confident it will again be a success," in three weeks
The board was criticized for calling the victor of the Democratic Primary race in Harlem over the summer before fully tallying all of the votes. Ultimately, Rep. Charles Rangel beat state Sen. Adriano Espaillat by fewer than 1,000 votes.