Assemblymembers Rozic and Kim rally against voter fraud in Queens ahead of Democratic primary

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Assemblymembers Ron Kim Nily Rozic stand united against voter fraud at a press conference in Queens on May 2.
Photo provided by the office of Assemblymember Ron Kim

Assemblymembers Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) and Ron Kim (D-Flushing) gathered at Assemblyman Kim’s district office in Flushing on Wednesday to discuss the persistent threats of voter fraud and to launch initiatives aimed at safeguarding the electoral process ahead of the June 25 Democratic primary.

During the joint press conference, the officials addressed concerns about mail-in ballot theft, voter suppression and other fraudulent activities that could undermine the integrity of the elections. Both Rozic and Kim emphasized the importance of public education and resource provision to protect voters.

“Voter fraud is nothing new—and we cannot let anyone compromise the integrity of our electoral system,” said Assemblywoman Rozic, Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee. “This election cycle, I’m joining Assemblymember Kim in raising awareness to ensure fair and safe access to the ballot box, and I am committed to empowering eligible voters and protecting our democracy.”

Assemblyman Kim, Chair of the Aging Committee, highlighted the local impact of these issues. “There is a very disturbing trend in my district of outside actors looking to influence our free and fair elections,” Kim stated. “Voter fraud schemes are being perpetrated onto my constituents in an effort to deny a person their right to vote. This is a felony and will be referred to our local authorities. Protecting the character of our democracy is paramount to my mission, and I will continue to raise awareness when this sacred trust breaks down.”

The assemblymembers also advised voters on precautionary measures, such as designating trusted individuals to manage their mail-in ballots and avoiding any form of compensation for voting assistance. With early voting scheduled from June 15 -23, the pair urged constituents to exercise their right to vote responsibly.

For anyone who suspects suspicious activity, Rozic and Kim advise immediate reporting by calling (347)-788-0933 or the FBI Public Integrity Unit’s Citizen Phone Line at (202)-353-4641. They also announced the distribution of notices detailing these protections, available in English and Chinese, to better inform the voters of Queens.

Early voting will be available from Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 23, with the primary election taking place on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.