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Honestly? Geezers on NYC Rolls Could Have Voted for Honest Abe

By    |   Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:25 AM

The New York City Board of Elections records included one voter who was listed as being 164 years old, and more than 800 who could have cast their vote for Abraham Lincoln, according to The New York Post.

After the Post found one voter whose age was listed as 164, a search of all five New York City boroughs was conducted. The search uncovered an additional 849 people with Jan. 1, 1850, listed as their date of birth.

Board of Elections officials said the crazier-than-true ages date back to earlier voting registration rules when people did not have to give their exact date of birth.

"They were all listed as age 164. This was no accident. It's a little quirk in the system. It’s not widespread," Board of Elections Executive Director Mike Ryan told the Post, adding that the number was insignificant given there are more than 4 million registered voters in New York City.

The Post's initial report on Saturday concerned the case of Luz Pabellon, a 73-year old Bronx voter, who was listed as being 164 years old.

Officials from the city's board of elections attributed the mistake to a typing error that happened when the city was transferring old paper records into a computerized database in 1999 and 2006.

People who registered after 2006 are now required to provide proof of their real dates of birth. Under state law, those who do not must be removed from the rolls, according to the Post.

While the Board of Elections is aware of inconsistencies in its rolls, a 2013 report released by the New York City Department of Investigations (DOI) found that ineligible voters have been permitted to cast ballots despite obvious errors.

According to the report, after being alerted by a former BOE employee, investigators conducted a random check of voter databases and discovered approximately 175 people who remained on the rolls even after they "had either died, become a convicted felon, or had moved outside the City."

The December 2013 report stated: "DOI found that 63 of the ineligible individuals (or 36 percent) were still listed as eligible voters in the registration books at poll sites. The majority of those 63 ineligible individuals remained on the rolls nearly two years or longer since a death, felony conviction, or move outside of the City."
 
Also, investigators in their 20s and 30s posed as ineligible voters whose ages were listed in the records as being from 82 to 94. Despite their youth, the investigators were given ballots or access to lever booths without question by the BOE poll workers.

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The New York City Board of Elections records included one voter who was listed as being 164 years old, and more than 800 who could have cast their vote for Abraham Lincoln, according to The New York Post.
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