Tuesday February 28th, the NYS Board of Elections sent out a press release
regarding its plans to stick to lever machines for the 2006 primary.
After several weeks of encouraging NYS to comply with
HAVA voluntarily, US DOJ became fed up with New York States lack of compliance
and filed a law suit against the State on Wednesday, March 1st , 2006.
Tuesday, March 14th, in Federal District Court in Albany, NY the US DOJ
challenged New York State to develop a concrete plan for the implementation of
the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The court gave New York State until April
10th to produce a HAVA Plan.
act is significant for it represents the first time the US DOJ has sued a state
over HAVA compliance. One of the main intentions of the suit is to vindicate
the voting rights of New Yorkers with Disabilities. New Yorkers with
Disabilities have been waiting for over 200 years to have full access to voting
machines, polling places and the ballot. It is time that New York State be
compelled to honor their moral and legal responsibilities to insure the
complete implement HAVA, stated, Brad Williams of NYSILC.
- USDOJ Sues NYS(Pg 1)
- Travel Committee (Pg
- Housing Crisis (Pg 3
Empowerment Corner (pg 4)
- Best Practices( pg