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VoteEarlyNY Incident Report
Change is exciting, but it can take some time to implement reforms perfectly. Did you have difficulty voting early? We want to hear about it. Please complete a VoteEarlyNY Incident Report below.
Please be as detailed as possible. Identity will be kept anonymous. Please complete a separate report for each distinct issue, even if they arise at the same time/location. It is appropriate to report incidents resolved on-site if they are capable of repetition.
We also encourage you to report incidents of voter suppression or intimidation to the NYS Attorney General (800-771-7755). For emergencies, please dial 911.
Reporter Contact Information
Identity will be kept confidential. We may need to follow up for details or to notify you of any developments.
County where early voting incident occurred
New York (Manhattan)
Richmond (Staten Island)
Did you personally witness this incident? (If not, it's OK. We still want your report)
Honesty and accuracy are critical to safeguarding voting rights. Unless you are reporting an instance of "Misinformation", examples of when to choose "No" to this question include: "I saw on Facebook..."; "My friend called me and said..."; "I heard on the news that..."
Name of Early Voting location
Address of Early Voting location
Type of incident
Please be as specific as you can.
Early Voting site is closed during publicized hours
Early Voting site was very far away / inconvenient
Can't locate Early Voting site at address / Early Voting site appears to have moved
Poorly marked Early Voting entrance (signage is missing/inadequate)
Long Lines or Check-in delay
Staff Missing / location is understaffed
Voter's name/registration can't be found---Affidavit ballot not offered
Other voter registration issue
Machine Breakdown or Jam (electronic poll book, ballot printer, ballot scanner, BMD)
Language Access lacking / Missing interpreter
Disability Access lacking
Voter intimidation / Wrongful ID request / Voter's eligibility was challenged
Unprofessional poll worker conduct / Problem with poll workers
Electioneering (within 100 feet of Early Voting site entrance)
Staff Training issue (not found above)
Issues with facility (not found above)
Poll Watcher Issue (not found above)
Misinformation (about Early Voting in the news, texts, emails, postings, social media, etc)
Other suppression issue (not found above)
Scope of Incident?
1 voter impacted
multiple voters impacted
A portion of Early Voting location impacted (entire districts or 1+ tables)
Whole Early Voting location impacted
Whole County impacted
Time incident occurred or was discovered
Please include approximate time incident arose or was discovered.
Time incident was resolved (if any)
Leave blank if unresolved. Please include approximate time of incident resolution. Please don't guess!
Brief description of incident
Please be specific. Use this checklist: 1) who was involved; 2) what occurred; 3) where; 4) when did this occur. Just the facts. Please avoid speculating (DO NOT try to explain "why" something occurred, unless you are certain, or an Election Official provided an explanation (orally or in writing. If written, submit photos or documentation by email as indicated below))
Is follow up required?
Is the incident ongoing (or capable of repetition if not addressed)
NO (Resolved already on-site)
Any Evidence of the Incident?
If you or an impacted voter has any photos, videos, emails, flyers, texts, voicemails, or anything in writing, PLEASE email it to Tips@VoteEarlyNY.org once you submit this incident report.
Do you have relevant evidence related to the incident?
Yes (If so, please email a copy to tips@VoteEarlyNY.org AFTER you submit this report)
Impacted Voter Information (if applicable)
If an incident impacted specific voters, please complete this section with as much information as you can.
Early Voter 1: Full Name (as appears on registration), mobile #, Email, full DOB, zip code, demographics
Early Voter 2: Full Name (as appears on registration), mobile #, Email, full DOB, zip code, demographics
Early Voter 3: Full Name (as appears on registration), mobile #, Email, full DOB, zip code, demographics
Impacted Early Voter Demographics (optional)
This section is used to identify patterns so we can evaluate whether incidents are targeted or systemic in nature.
Is/Are the impacted voter(s) part of an identifiable group? Do you believe voter was targeted because they are (or are perceived to be) a member of such a group?
E.g: Race, religion, country of origin, student, disabled, elderly, gender, LGBTQ+, ideology/political views?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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