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Audit: NYC Elections Board Lost Voting Machines, Equipment

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An audit of the city Board of Elections has found officials lost track of more than 1,450 pieces of equipment, including some voting machines.

Comptroller Scott Stringer questioned Monday how elections officials can accurately count votes if they can't keep tabs on their inventory.

The audit examined inventory and other board records over a nearly three year period, ending last February.

It found four voting machines, 45 computers, 127 monitors, 85 printers, and a dozen TV sets at Board of Election facilities were missing.

A Board of Elections spokeswoman refused to comment.

Stringer says officials must keep track of equipment purchased with taxpayer dollars.

Stringer says the audit was initiated before the state's April primarily, when more than 100,000 Brooklyn voters had trouble voting.