Post Election Acknowledgment And Blessings From Yad HaChazakah

Americans are fortunate to live in the U.S.A. where we determine who our leaders are and who represent us. As with every election, there are those who are cheering and those who are mourning. We need to give each other time for celebration, mourning, and reconciliation.

That said, the peaceful and respectful transfer of presidential power, divisions of governmental authority, and legislative processes resulting in checks and balances have historically poised America to be a true role model of democracy, given its imperfections. Winston Churchill proclaimed, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

Sharon Shapiro-Lacks

NYC Election Board Makes Voting Registration Forms Available In Yiddish

09/20/2016 - 13:03

NEW YORK (JTA) — The New York City Board of Elections has made voting registration forms available in Yiddish.

Women Should Celebrate Suffrage By Voting

09/05/2011 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

 Women got the vote 91 years ago this month, but too many of us are still not exercising this most precious right. Single women, in particular, don’t vote in the same numbers as their married sisters, yet are in greater need of government policies and programs that will ensure them a brighter future. Indeed, in 2010, according to exit polling data, the “marriage gap” — the difference in voter participation and voter behavior between married women and unmarried women — was 30 points.

Nancy K. Kaufman

Greenfield: Seniors Can’t Read New Ballots

11/01/2010 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Senior citizens are complaining that paper ballots designed by New York’s Board of Elections are too small to read, says City Councilman David Greenfield.

New York state switched this year from antiquated voting machines to ballots that are filled out and then scanned and recorded by computer.

Since candidates for local judgeships, Assembly and Senate, Congress and four statewide offices are included on one sheet, as well as a ballot proposal on term limits, the type may be too small for those who are visually impaired.

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