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NYC Board of Elections Call Center Goes Down One Day Before Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Electionland reporter partner WNYC reports that the New York City Board of Elections call-line went dark for hours before today's deadline to request absentee ballots. The city knew of problems beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, but did not report the problem to the appropriate contractor until 10 a.m. on Monday. Read the rest of the story.

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