Today’s Brooklyn/Staten Island special city council election, to fill the vacated seat of Michael McMahon, has two late changes: first, the addition of John Tabacco to the ballot, as his candidacy was finally reinstated yesterday; and second, no voting machines — they couldn’t be altered in time to include Tabacco, so paper ballots, like your grandma used to fill out, will be available at 49th CD polls.
The other two special election races, which fill Joe Addabbo’s and Hiram Monserrate’s vacancies, remain as previously described. If you live in the affected districts, this is a great chance for you to magnify your role in political history, as traditionally few citizens turn out for special elections. Photo (cc) mamamusings.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 24, 2009