MIDTOWN — A New York City Board of Elections official was suspended without pay after more than 125,000 people were purged from the voter rolls in Brooklyn, according to the agency.
Chief Clerk Diane Haslett-Rudiano accidentally kicked active voters off the list after doing a routine update to eliminate people who have died or moved, the Daily News first reported.
"The Commissioners’ Executive Committee of the Board of Elections in the City of New York voted to suspend Borough Office Chief Clerk, Diane Haslett-Rudiano without pay, effective immediately pending an internal investigation into the administration of the voter rolls in the Borough of Brooklyn," the agency said in a statement.
"The Board will fully cooperate with the investigations currently being conducted by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and The Office of the New York City Comptroller."
Comptroller Scott Stringer said he will audit the agency following the snafu and other voter problems throughout the city during Tuesday’s primary.
"Why were people told they were in the wrong polling place time and time again? Why were voters being told absolute wrong information?" Stringer said after announcing the audit.
The comptroller also set up an online form for people to record any voting issues they may have experienced.
The New York State Attorney General's Office is also investigating the Board of Elections after it received more than 1,000 complaints during primary day.
Haslett-Rudiano also made news a few years ago for owning an Upper West Side brownstone she allowed to fall into disrepair before selling for $6.6 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.
She made $125,758 in 2015 while working for the agency.