One day prior to the Troy City School District elections, the Board of Education halted an effort by citizens groups to observe the polls during Tuesday's controversial School District Election. The election will use uncertified electronic voting machines and be overseen by the LibertyVote DRE vendor. The Board of Education informed the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County on the day before the election that no poll watchers would be allowed due to "security concerns".
NYVV and the local and state Leagues had planned the poll watching effort for several weeks and were in the final stages of preparations when the School Board banned any poll watchers. On Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 11:00 AM the groups will hold a press conference at Superintendents Office Building Entrance, 2920 Fifth Avenue in Troy responding to the ban on independent observation of a public election.
Here's a breaking news report.
Following are updates on the Troy School District Election.
Check out NYVV's Troy Election Resource Page.
Troy Record Editorial - Reconsider plan to use DREs
Oversight of school voting sought
Critics wary of new voting devices
Read the NYVV/LWVNYS letter here.
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