As coronavirus spreads among NYC Board of Elections staff, calls grow to remove barrier to novice candidates

Challenging petitions is one of the oldest campaign strategies in the book to get a rival politician thrown off the ballot.

But with coronavirus afflicting staff of the city’s Board of Elections, according to sources, a growing chorus is urging the state to suspend the petition challenging process, which requires candidates to show up to BOE offices in person.

The Brooklyn board of elections is pictured at 345 Adams St.(Google) Challenging petitions is one of the oldest campaign strategies in the book to get a rival politician thrown off the ballot.

But with coronavirus afflicting staff of the city’s Board of Elections, according to sources, a growing chorus is […]

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