Working Families Party v. New York City Board of Elections
The Center represented the Working Families Party, ACORN, and individual voters in this case seeking to compel the New York City Board of Elections to repair the sensor latches on the City’s voting machines. The lawsuit, filed in July 2003, claimed that as many as 60,000 New Yorkers may have lost their votes in the 2000 general election through accidental undervoting that the sensors latches are designed to prevent. The Board of Elections had voted to repair the latches, but later reversed its decision. In October 2003, the Board of Elections settled the lawsuit, agreeing to repair the voting machines in time for the March 2004 elections.
- Press Release: New York City Board of Elections Agrees to Repair Voting Machines to Prevent Lost Votes (October 8, 2003)
- Press Release: Lawsuit Charges City Board of Elections Knowingly Failed to Repair Voting Machines (July 30, 2003)