Adele Bender


Hearing, Board of Elections in the City of New York

March 4, 2009


Thank you for this opportunity to provide testimony.


My name is Adele Bender. I am the Queens Borough Coordinator for JPAC, the Joint Public Affairs Committee For Older Adults.


For several years, there has been discussion about purchasing new voting machines.


It has been part of my job to inform the members of the senior centers about this issue and about the type of machines being considered.


Most of those seniors wanted to just keep the lever voting machines. They have been using them all along, and everyone trusts them.


Seniors are a big voting block and what they say matters and their needs should be met.


Thank you.