Albany wants to shrink city Board of Elections

​​Albany senators are planning a series of reforms to overhaul the New York City Board of Elections. They want to increase oversight and training for election officials and raise pay for Election Day workers across the state.

Sen. Liz Krueger of Manhattan, chairwoman of her body’s finance committee, told Crain’s that she aims to pass legislation before session ends June 2 that would completely revamp the structure of the New York City Board of Elections, a state entity. The board oversees and administers the city’s elections, and it manages voter registration and handles petitions and campaign-finance disclosures.  

The push for changes to the board follows a 135,000-ballot counting

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