- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state attorney general is advising boards of election around the state to provide affidavit ballots at next Tuesday’s congressional primary to voters whose names may not appear in poll books.

The attorney general’s office is continuing to investigate the April 19 primary where hundreds of voters complained they were turned away, as well as a 2015 purge of voter rolls in Brooklyn.

Lourdes Rosado of the attorney general’s Civil Rights Bureau says in letters to the election boards that voters’ names may not appear in poll books for a variety of reasons that may relate to their registrations through no fault of their own.

She says that by law, they have the right to cast an affidavit ballot.

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