New York City Election Observers Corp Will Report Instances Of Voter Intimidation, Suppression, Harassment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new effort to protect voters.

It’s called the New York City Election Observers Corp.

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He says volunteers will be recruited to serve as nonpartisan observers outside poll sites on Election Day.

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They’ll look for any instances of voter intimidation, suppression or harassment.

If they find any, they’ll report it to staff, who will then coordinate with law enforcement.

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