Korean Community Services, located at 203-05 32nd Avenue in Bayside, has been chosen as an early voting site in northeast Queens.
Cross Island YMCA in Bellerose was also added as a Board of Election-designed early polling site last week.
The addition of these new early voting sites came after elected officials expressed outrage that northeast Queens did not get one site during the initial rollout in April.
Pols say this is great news for voters in the area.
“It is important to ensure that voters in this area have access and are able to actively participate in civic engagement,” says Linda Lee, executive director of KCS.
While good government groups applauded the expansion, they still say it’s not enough.
Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause NY and founder of Let NY Vote said it’s “far less than voters deserve.”
“The BOE has completely failed to deliver borough-wide voting centers which would make voting easy and convenient for anyone eligible in Queens,” she says. “We will continue to keep the pressure to let New York vote.”