This year’s mid-term election season is bound to generate its fair share of controversy. In anticipation, two Brooklyn Supreme Court Justices are crossing Adams Street to preside over a makeshift courtroom in the Board of Elections office building.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Justice Robert Miller and Justice Delores Thomas will oversee and resolve election issues as they arise. While the assignment is not new, expectations of controversy remain high for this election.
“During the election of Obama, in both the primary and general elections, we had dozens and dozens of new voters coming in with issues, because there were a lot of new registrants that weren’t listed by the board,” Justice Miller explained.
This year, the list of eccentric candidates is expected to generate a large number of problems.
At the 345 Adams Street Elections Board office, Justice Miller will take Tuesday’s early shift from 7AM to 2PM. While Justice Thomas will take the second shift from 2PM to 9PM.
The judges will listen to the disenfranchised, a legal term for individuals denied their right to vote. If the judges find the issue to be based upon a clerical error, the voter will be administered a ballot. If their complaint is found to be due to to their own failing, the individual will be denied their right to vote.