Even though a State Supreme Court judge ordered the NYC Board of Elections to put City Council member Alan Gerson back on the ballot, his name does not appear on the absentee ballots that have been sent out to voters. A spokesman for the Gerson campaign says they are working with the Board to remedy the situation, but it's unlikely anything can be done now. The campaign is prepared to launch a write-in campaign for the absentee ballot. The Board removed Gerson for what the judge called "an administrative error" last month – the court didn't reverse the decision until last week. Gerson's name does appear on the list of candidates on the Election Board's web site.
Meanwhile, all five candidates in the CD1 race will appear tonight at a forum sponsored by The Villager/Downtown Express at Pace University. The address is 1 Pace Plaza. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. – seating is limited.