Troiano Attends Demonstration of New Voting Machines
Nassau County Legislator Robert Troiano (D-Westbury) attended a recent meeting of the NAACP held at the Robert Van Cott American Legion Post in Lakeview. The meeting was sponsored by the NAACP New York State Conference Civic Engagement Department and included a demonstration on the use of the new voting machines that will be introduced throughout New York this fall, during the September primaries.
Legislator Troiano said, “Starting this year, you will be using a new voting machine. To comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), New York State will have new voting machines. The old (lever) machines are being replaced by a new type of machine, which records votes from a marked paper ballot. Using these new machines will help prevent voter fraud and verify elections when results are in question”
Voterswill vote on optical scan machines which use pre-printed paper ballots. Voters with a disability as well as non-English speaking voters will use the AutoMARK ballot marking device. Representatives from the Nassau County Board of Elections have been demonstrating the new machines throughout Nassau County.
Nassau County Legislator Robert Troiano (D-Westbury) is pictured during the new voting machine demonstration with South Floral Park Mayor Geoffrey Prime; Andrena Wyatt; Keisha Coads; NYS NAACP Civic Engagement Chairperson H. Scottie Coads; Bea Bailey and Judge Bonnie Chaikin.