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Audit Finds NYC Board of Elections Lost Voting Machines, Equipment

Comptroller Scott Stringer's audit examined inventory and other board records over a nearly three-year period, ending last February

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    Audit Finds NYC Board of Elections Lost Voting Machines, Equipment
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    Voters check in and cast their ballots under a tent at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. Voting in the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    An audit of the New York City Board of Elections has found officials lost track of more than 1,450 pieces of equipment, including voting machines.

    Democratic Comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday questioned how elections officials can accurately count votes if they can't keep tabs on their inventory.

    Stringer's audit examined inventory and other board records over a nearly three-year period, ending last February.

    It found four voting machines, 45 computers, 127 monitors, 85 printers and a dozen TV sets at Board of Elections facilities were missing.

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    A Board of Elections spokeswoman has refused to comment.

    Stringer says officials must keep track of equipment bought with taxpayer dollars.

    Stringer says the audit was initiated before the state's April primary, when more than 100,000 Brooklyn residents had trouble voting.

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