NEW YORK – Council Member Rory I. Lancman and Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal announced that the Board of Elections has officially designated P.S. 164 in Kew Gardens Hills as a poll site, and will be open for the June 2019 primary election.
P.S. 164 has not been used as a polling site since 2012 because the school was not in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. To rectify this, Council Member Lancman allocated $375,000 and late Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz allocated $125,000 in state grants to provide a new ramp and chairlift for the school. Construction and installation are now complete.
“It is great news for our community that P.S. 164 will once again be a polling site, and accessible to all voters,” said Council Member Lancman. “This project has been a priority of mine, and I am glad to see it become a reality.”
“Having P.S. 164 reopen as a polling site is a win for our community,” said Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal. “Our residents deserve a location that is convenient and accessible. I am glad to see this project through in ensuring this goals.”
The Board of Elections is sending out mailings in following Election Districts (EDs) to let residents know that their polling site will be relocated to P.S. 164:
- EDs 127, 2427, 2527 (were voting at PS 165)
- EDs 1727, 8027 (were voting at St Nicholas of Tolentine)
- ED 3027 (were voting at PS 168)