A second Brooklyn Board of Elections official is expected to be suspended Thursday over New York’s primary day snafu that led many voters to be turned away at the polls. Betty Ann Canizio-Aqil, a BOE chief clerk in Brooklyn, is expected to be suspended after a vote at 3:30 pm by the board’s commissioners, sources told the Daily News.
Canizio-Aqil is the Democratic counterpart to Diane Haslett-Rudiano, the Republican BOE chief clerk. Haslett-Rudiano was suspended shortly after last month’s primary.
Haslett-Rudiano had overseen what should have been a routine purge of the voter rolls to clean out people who shouldn’t have been there — like those who had moved or died — but skipped some of the safety steps, and ended up knocking eligible voters off the rolls.