New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

The Recent Report of the Department of Investigations on the Board of Elections

New York City Council Committee Room
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
United States

You are cordially invited to join us for a hearing of the Committee on Governmental Operations at City Hall on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:00PM on the recent report from the Department of Investigation (DOI) concerning the New York City Board of Elections (NYC BOE).

On December 30, 2013 (DOI) released a 70 page report by its BOE Inspector General’s Unit formed in June 2013, available at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doi/html/doireports/public.shtml. The result of a six month investigation into the operations of the NYC BOE, the report included a comprehensive list of reforms the agency encouraged the board to adopt for future elections. As the NYC BOE plays a critical role in our city’s elections and we depend on them to ensure a fair democratic process that does not discourage voter participation, the report is one which deserves the attention of the City Council.

We invite you to participate by providing two-minutes of oral testimony along with twenty (20) double-sided copies of your written testimony of any length.  Please let us know if you will be joining us by electronic mail toRSVP@BenKallos.com or calling 212-860-1950.

We look forward to your participation and your insights into how the City and NYC BOE can improve our electoral process for a better democracy.