Hempstead Town councilman hired at Nassau Board of Elections

Newsday

Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito said he has been hired at the Nassau County Board of Elections as a $100,000 administrative assistant whose focus will draw on his experience as an NYPD detective to deal with polling place security and elections cybersecurity.

D’Esposito, a Republican from Island Park, began working at the elections board on Monday, he said Tuesday. He said he will be a “90 percent” employee so he can take time off for town board meetings.

There is no law preventing elected officials from working at a municipal board office — even in a role where they could count ballots for their own election, according to State Board of Elections spokesman John Conklin. The state board has no say in the hiring decisions of local boards of elections.

The hire is not without precedent; three former Oyster Bay GOP town board members held the dual positions during their terms.

 

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