I'm not sure if I was supposed to be there, so I kept my photography to a minimum. But this was where the who's who of local elections specialists are hanging out. Michael Reich and Frank Bolz of the Queens County Democratic Organization were there, as was the enyclopedic Jerry Skurnik. Former state senator Marty Connor, an election lawyer, was there too.
Here’s the scene last night at the city Board of Elections office in Manhattan, where candidates hoping to qualify for this year’s ballot tried submitting petitions before the midnight deadline.