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Over 1,000 Ballot Scanners Went Unused During NYC Election Day Fiasco

Over 1,000 Ballot Scanners Went Unused During NYC Election Day Fiasco

A ballot is stored for scanning later at a poll site in Crown Heights on Election Day. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) While thousands of New Yorkers stood in hours-long lines waiting for their chance to vote...

An Interview With The Man In Charge Of Tuesday's Chaotic Election

An Interview With The Man In Charge Of Tuesday's Chaotic Election

At P.S. 11 in Brooklyn on Election Day, November 6, 2018 (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Broken ballot scanners and some of the most regressive voting laws in the United States ensured that many New Yorkers who...

Election Day Chaos Triggered By Lack Of Preparation For NYC's Two-Page Ballot

Election Day Chaos Triggered By Lack Of Preparation For NYC's Two-Page Ballot

(Jenn Hsu / Gothamist / WNYC) As New York City's Board of Elections braced for what they thought might be presidential-year turnout for Tuesday's midterm election, they greenlit the purchase of extra ballots and more poll...

Williamsburg Voters Were Allegedly Told Ballots Wouldn't Count Unless They Voted 'Straight-Party'

Williamsburg Voters Were Allegedly Told Ballots Wouldn't Count Unless They Voted 'Straight-Party'

The election day hits just keep on coming. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) An untold number of New York City voters had a frustrating time at the polls yesterday: Scanners buckled under the demands of so much civic duty...

Midterm Election 2018 Liveblog: High Turnout & Widespread Scanner Malfunctionsgallery

Midterm Election 2018 Liveblog: High Turnout & Widespread Scanner Malfunctions

Did you vote? Are every single one of your friends and relatives and freshman college roommates voting today? Does everyone in your field of vision have an "I VOTED" sticker emblazoned on their forehead at all times?...

(UPDATE) Free Food Alert: Unlimited Hot Pot & Chinese BBQ If You Vote Tomorrow!!!

(UPDATE) Free Food Alert: Unlimited Hot Pot & Chinese BBQ If You Vote Tomorrow!!!gallery

Calling all New Yorkers who love democracy and also dunking assorted meats into simmering bowls of spicy soup: Asian fusion chain 99 Favor Taste is offering free, basically unlimited hot pot and Chinese barbecue to anyone...

Photos: Lines For Hillary Clinton's Election Night Party Are Predictably Long

Photos: Lines For Hillary Clinton's Election Night Party Are Predictably Longgallery

As befitting a historic election with impressive turnout (and the usual round of frustrating, democracy-suppressing problems), it makes sense that hundreds of people are waiting to enter the Javits Center for Hillary Clinton's Election night big bash.

Election Day In NYC Plagued With Long Lines, Broken Scanners, Misinformed Poll Workers

Election Day In NYC Plagued With Long Lines, Broken Scanners, Misinformed Poll Workers

A line circles the schoolyard at PS 191 on Amsterdam Avenue. (Jen Chung/Gothamist) It would not be Election Day in New York without serious problems at the polls, and today's Trump-Clinton contest is no exception. Emails...

[UPDATES] Photos: New Yorkers Crowd The Polls For Election Day 2016

[UPDATES] Photos: New Yorkers Crowd The Polls For Election Day 2016gallery

Somehow we have made it to Election Day! It was way back on April 12th, 2015 that Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy and, two months later, Donald Trump took the escalator down to his presidential campaign Hell,...

Election Day Forecast: Sunny & Warm As Dry Weather Continues

Election Day Forecast: Sunny & Warm As Dry Weather Continues

Francisco Daum/Flickr An expansive high pressure system centered over New England will extend our run of fair weather for a couple more days. This afternoon will be sunny and cool as a north wind will keep...

Here's How You Can Report Voting Problems On Election Day

Here's How You Can Report Voting Problems On Election Day

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) In case you were unaware, there's a presidential election happening tomorrow. Weird, right? These things have a way of just sneaking up on you. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, usually a model of restraint,...

Your Ballot Selfies Are Still Illegal, But A Poll Worker Will Probably Just Yell At You

Your Ballot Selfies Are Still Illegal, But A Poll Worker Will Probably Just Yell At You

Ballot machine (Getty Images) Last week, a federal judge decided to downvote everyone's Klout score and uphold the ban on ballot selfies in New York State. Judge Kevin Castel explained why he wouldn't grant a temporary...

NYPD Planning Biggest Election Day Deployment Ever

NYPD Planning Biggest Election Day Deployment Ever

(via Mayor's Flickr) NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gomez told reporters on Monday that the department is preparing to deploy more than 5,000 uniformed officers on election day, focusing on the city's 1,200-plus polling sites as...

These NYC Streets Are Closed On Election Day Because Clinton And Trump Will Be Here

These NYC Streets Are Closed On Election Day Because Clinton And Trump Will Be Here

No one is laughing anymore (Getty Images) For the first time since 1944, both presidential candidates will be in New York City on Election Day, with Republican nominee Donald Trump holding court at the Hilton in...

How Many NYers Bothered Voting On Tuesday? The Answer May Dishearten You

How Many NYers Bothered Voting On Tuesday? The Answer May Dishearten You

A polling place in Park Slope last year (courtesy Josh Greenman) On Tuesday, approximately 83 million Americans headed to the polls, handing the Senate to the Republicans and swapping Harry Reid out for Mitch McConnell on...

Voting Today? These 3 Hot Ballot Questions Will Rock Your World

Voting Today? These 3 Hot Ballot Questions Will Rock Your World

A polling place in Park Slope last year (courtesy Josh Greenman) Today is Election Day, which in New York can feel like Groundhog Day. Roughly 97% of our incumbents win, and 42% of this year's candidates...

[UPDATE] Malfunctioning Voting Machines Already Causing Problems At Some Polling Places

[UPDATE] Malfunctioning Voting Machines Already Causing Problems At Some Polling Places

(Courtesy @Choire) [UPATE BELOW] If you voted in the primary and savored the satisfying tactile thunk of the steampunk lever voting machines, be advised that today we're back to multiple choice paper ballots. It's a seemingly...

NYC Board Of Elections

NYC Board Of Elections "Succeeded At Failing Beyond My Wildest Expectations," Says Council Member Williams

The PS 167 line to vote (via reader DL) Yesterday's absolute Election Day shitshow, which ranged from broken electronic ballot scanners to incompetent poll workers, resulting in long lines. And then with Hurricane Sandy polling site...

Flashback: 14 Photos Showing How We Used To Votegallery

Flashback: 14 Photos Showing How We Used To Vote

We've already traveled back to 1900 to scope out this old-time machine that New Yorkers used to cast their vote through. Now let's look at some of the Election Days, and Nights, of old New York. Click...

[UPDATED] It WAS Illegal To Photograph Your Ballot

[UPDATED] It WAS Illegal To Photograph Your Ballot

Ooops, we're guilty. Did you take a photo of your voting ballot today? After all, most of us don't get stickers, so how else would someone know we performed our civic duty if we didn't photograph...

Happy Election Day: How Was Your Voting Experience?

Happy Election Day: How Was Your Voting Experience?

Jen Carlson/Gothamist Election Day: democracy in action! But also, especially in New York City, a time of chaos and long lines. We're already hearing about problems at polling sites—one tipster on the Upper East Side says...

Bloomberg Endorses Obama For President

Bloomberg Endorses Obama For President

Michael Bloomberg has made his endorsement for president and his choice is... Barack Obama. And it is the issue of climate change (and Hurricane Sandy) that made his mind up. "The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought...

Election 2011 Makes Democrats Feel A Little More Confident

Election 2011 Makes Democrats Feel A Little More Confident

Besides Mississippi voters rejecting a controversial anti-abortion measure, and upstate NY voters rejecting candidates with artsy nude photos, there were other big elections around the nation which gave a glimpse into the country's current mood. Ohio...

Election Day Wrap-up: Upstate NY Rejects Artsy Nude Photos, SI Loves Its Incumbent DA

Election Day Wrap-up: Upstate NY Rejects Artsy Nude Photos, SI Loves Its Incumbent DA

(Left) One of Stephen Eckel's artsy self-portraits; (Right) the politician today Yesterday's low-key, low-turnout Election Day only provided a few hints toward the nation's mood going into the 2012 presidential election next year. Voters rejected many...

Election 2010 Results: Cuomo Beats Paladino

Election 2010 Results: Cuomo Beats Paladino

Andrew Cuomo is projected to win the NY governor's race over Carl Paladino. Also, Senator Charles Schumer is expected to win re-election while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is also projected to be victorious in her first election after being appointed to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat last year. News organizations project the Republicans to take control of the House of Representatives, and the Tea Party has racked up two wins with Rand Paul winning the Kentucky Senate race and Marco Rubio winning the Florida Senate race.

Vibe The Vote

Vibe The Vote

After a stressful few moments in the voting booth tomorrow, why not head home and unwind with a new vibrator in hand? Or not, prude. Anyway, as with their 2008 promotion, Babeland is offering up a...

DA Investigates Mysterious $750,000 Bloomberg Donation

DA Investigates Mysterious $750,000 Bloomberg Donation

(AP Photo/Chad Rachman, Pool) Bloomberg made so many donations last year he can't even keep track of them all. Something shady is allegedly going on with one of them, a $750,000 contribution to the Independence Party,...

It's Election Day—Make Sure To Vote

It's Election Day—Make Sure To Vote

Photograph by Jen Chung/Gothamist It's Election Day and polls in NYC have been open since 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. You can find your polling site here. The citywide matchups today are the...

Weak Weather Week

Weak Weather Week

Manhattan Sky by FantasticBabblings on Flickr It is shaping up to be a rather weak week for weather in New York. Today is looking cloudy and cool because a low pressure system way off to the...

<i>Finally</i>: Election Day 2008 is Heregallery

Finally: Election Day 2008 is Here

Americans all over the country are heading to their polling places to cast their votes for President as well as a number of other races. Polls opened at 6 a.m. in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut,...

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