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Lever Voting Machines Can Be Used This Fall, Gov Says

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The old lever voting machines will officially be making a comeback after Governor Andrew Cuomo reluctantly signed off on a bill Monday that would allow their return for the city's primaries and run off elections.

This, after election officials expressed concerns they would not be able to tabulate the results - including possible recounts - and reset the machines in time for a potential runoff.

The bill also moves the date for a runoff from September 24 to October 1 to give officials more time to count votes while also avoiding a conflict with the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

In a memorandum filed by the governor along with the bill, he wrote, "I strongly believe that the use of lever voting machines is a poor solution to the Board's concerns," adding, "Nevertheless, circumstances require that I sign this bill into law."

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