Broome County Adopt A Polling Place Program

On October 29th, 2014, two leading Members of the Broome County Legislature held a press conference together with both Election Commissioners to announce the introduction of a new Resolution to establish an “Adopt A Polling Place” program.

Legislator Dan D. Reynolds and Minority Leader Jason Garnar joined Commissioners John Perticone and Robert N. Nielsen, Jr. to provide details on this new bi-partisan Resolution.

The Board of Elections faces a shortage of election inspectors to staff the polls each year.

The “Adopt A Polling Place” program is designed to allow local non-profit organizations to encourage their members to become election inspectors in exchange for donating their “salary” to the organization.

While this program has worked well in other parts of the nation, this will be the first time it’s been tried in New York State.

Following expected passage by the Legislature and approval by the County Executive, the Board of Elections will roll out the program after January 1st, 2015.

The full text of the Resolution is available here.