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Courtesy of Assemblyman Rory I. Lanceman.
Courtesy of Assemblyman Rory I. Lanceman.
PS.201Q will once again be a polling place in Pomonok after the completion of construction on a new handicap ramp.

Residents in the Pomonok section in Flushing will be casting their votes later this year in a familiar place.

City Councilman Rory I. Lancman, Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz and P.S. 201 principal Rebecca Lozada announced on Friday that the elementary school is once again an official polling site.

The city’s Board of Elections (BOE) stopped using P.S. 201 as a polling site in 2013 because the school lacked a ramp in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. But this past spring, construction on such a ramp was concluded, and the BOE once again made the school a polling place, starting with this year’s municipal elections.

“The return of the P.S. 201 polling site will make it easier for Pomonok residents to cast their ballots and participate in our democracy,” said Lancman, who provided $375,000 in taxpayer funds to help create the ramp. “The new ADA ramp will ensure that P.S. 201 is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.”

The change will affect voters in Election Districts 25, 27, 40, 62 and 85.

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“The construction of a new ADA ramp at P.S. 201 will benefit our entire community,” said Simanowitz, who provided the remaining $250,000 for the ramp. “This addition ensures a safe and accessible polling place for Pomonok residents to vote and participate in neighborhood events.”

The BOE will mail notices to registered voters about their polling places in August. There is a Sept. 12 primary followed by the general election on Nov. 7. For more information, visit www.vote.nyc.ny.us.

 

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