Voting in Staten Island

Multilingual voting signs lined the walls and fence outside the P.S. 57 Hubert H. Humphrey school in Clifton, Staten Island to guide the voters to the ballot inside the school. The area around the school, sometimes referred to as “Little Liberia,” is a mix of several different ethnic communities but it mostly consists of people from Western Africa.

Standing outside the mandatory 100 feet radius designated a “No Electioneering” zone,  Chrisida Howard  distributed pamphlets in support of Democratic candidates and explained to passers-by   how to properly fill in the ballot, regardless of who they were voting for. “Voting,” she said, “is everyone’s right.”

Shaukat Hamdani was there to capture her story.

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