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You Can Vote Today If You're Registered With One Of Those Fancy Political Parties

You Can Vote Today If You're Registered With One Of Those Fancy Political Parties

A polling place on the Upper West Side this morning. (Jen Chung / Gothamist) Today is Primary Day, which for predominately Democratic NYC essentially serves as the general election. For that reason, many New York voters...

16-Year-Olds May Be Allowed To Serve As Community Board Members

16-Year-Olds May Be Allowed To Serve As Community Board Members

(Syda Productions / Shutterstock) Last week, a bill was introduced to the New York City Council that would lower the required minimum age for Community Board members from 18 to 16. By doing so, the bill's...

[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...

Voting Tuesday? There's More On The Ballot Besides De Blasio

Voting Tuesday? There's More On The Ballot Besides De Blasio

Can you feel the excitement? (Gothamist) On Tuesday New Yorkers will go to the polls and unanimously elect Marxist slacker narcoleptic Bill de Blasio to be our next mayor. Drugs and hugs for criminals everywhere! Polls...

[UPDATE] Ban On Sale Of Cigarettes & E-Cigs To Smokers Under 21 Passes

[UPDATE] Ban On Sale Of Cigarettes & E-Cigs To Smokers Under 21 Passes

A fresh-faced smoker takes a drag in Boston in 2000 (Getty Images) [UPDATE BELOW] A bill that would bar the purchase of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products for those younger than 21 is likely to...

[UPDATE] Thompson To Concede Mayoral Race

[UPDATE] Thompson To Concede Mayoral Race

(Getty) [UPDATE BELOW] Unnamed sources tell The Amsterdam News and other outlets that mayoral candidate Bill Thompson will drop out this morning, just as the Board of Elections begins a hand-count of some 78,000 paper ballots,...

Bloomberg Trashes Board Of Elections, BOE Thanks Him For Cooperation

Bloomberg Trashes Board Of Elections, BOE Thanks Him For Cooperation

The Board of Elections gets trashed by Bloomberg again, and they thank him for the privilege.

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson "Grows A Pair," Stays In Race

(Getty) After a closed-door meeting with advisers last night, second-place mayoral candidate Bill Thompson announced that he would not drop out of the race until all the votes were counted. The Board of Elections in the...

Solitary Voting Booth Set Up For Single Voter Goes Unused On Primary Day

Solitary Voting Booth Set Up For Single Voter Goes Unused On Primary Day

Via lowerwestside's flickr While hundreds of voters wrestled with malfunctioning lever voting machines and affidavit ballots, one solitary booth sat alone with its two attendants, waiting for the moment when the only voter registered in the...

Photos: Weiner, Squadron, Stringer Took Their Kids To Vote Today

Photos: Weiner, Squadron, Stringer Took Their Kids To Vote Todaygallery

Polls have been open since 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.—and that's when results will start to trickle in. And forget the "I voted sticker"—do you know what the hottest accessory for voting this year...

Voting Pains: A Midday Election SNAFU Roundup

Voting Pains: A Midday Election SNAFU Roundup

Via Trish Mayo's flickr The situation at the polls left much to be desired for some voters this morning, with Twitter abuzz with 140-character tales of lever voting machine defeat. Here's an updated collection of what...

10 Photos Of Desolate NYC Polling Places This Morning

10 Photos Of Desolate NYC Polling Places This Morning

Park Slope (Courtesy Josh Greenman) It's still too early to say anything definitive about voter turnout in today's primary, but most people we're hearing from say their polling places were mostly empty before 9 a.m. this...

The Lever Voting Machines Are Blowing It

The Lever Voting Machines Are Blowing It

Via lowerwestside's flickr If the old, Soviet-era lever voting machines had one virtue, it was their supposed reliability. But according to multiple reports this morning, the things are just crapping out left and right. One frustrated...

Don't Let Pushy Poll Workers Stop You From Photographing Your Polling Place

Don't Let Pushy Poll Workers Stop You From Photographing Your Polling Place

The illicit voting photos some poll workers DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE. (Gothamist) Did you try to take a sweet Instagram of your deserted polling place this morning, only to get yelled at by some overbearing...

Did You Get Your Coveted

Did You Get Your Coveted "I Voted" Sticker This Time?

via NYC Votes During last year's big election, many wondered where their "I Voted" sticker was. While they haven't ever been as common in New York City as they have been in the suburbs, they have...

Old-Timey Retro Voting Machines Coming Out Of Retirement For Tuesday's Primaries

Old-Timey Retro Voting Machines Coming Out Of Retirement For Tuesday's Primaries

The process of voting has been around as long as democracy itself, and yet, we just can't seem to figure out how to do it effectively. Google is on the cusp of releasing a pair of...

Poll Worker Predicts A

Poll Worker Predicts A "Disaster" For This Year's Voters

This circus theme of this year's mayoral race apparently isn't just limited to the candidates—it may also extend to the polls themselves, at least according to poll worker Allan Feinblum, who says that grueling hours and...

Non-Citizens May Soon Be Able To Vote In NYC

Non-Citizens May Soon Be Able To Vote In NYC

Voting in Crown Heights (Tien Mao / Gothamist) A bill proposed by Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm would give non-citizens who have been living in New York City for longer than six months the right to vote...

NY Assembly, Attorney General Push Early Voting For New York

NY Assembly, Attorney General Push Early Voting For New York

Voting in Crown Heights last November (Tien Mao/Gothamist) Yesterday, NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that the Assembly was ready to pass legislation to bring early voting to New York....

Man Vs. Machine: State Senate Wants To Bring Back Old Voting Machines For Mayoral Race

Man Vs. Machine: State Senate Wants To Bring Back Old Voting Machines For Mayoral Race

Will the lever voting machine never die? Though New York nixed the old machines a few years ago, they've still got them lying around, and now a few senators are pushing to get them reinstated for...

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...

Video: Conservative Electronic Voting Machine Only Lets You Vote For Romneyvideo

Video: Conservative Electronic Voting Machine Only Lets You Vote For Romney

Life imitates Simpsons: A YouTube user has uploaded this video that appears to show an electronic voting machine declining to register a vote for Barack Obama, instead counting it for America's next president Mitt Romney, which is...

A Scanner DERPly: Reports Of Malfunctioning Voting Scanners Are Piling Up

A Scanner DERPly: Reports Of Malfunctioning Voting Scanners Are Piling Up

A jammed scanner this morning in Washington Heights (via Bethany Mandel) In 2010, New York State swapped out the metal voting machines that resembled something from the 1950s for the boxy new DS 200 Precinct Scanners....

Too Bad You Can't Travel Back In Time To Use This Sweet 1900 NY State Voting Machine

Too Bad You Can't Travel Back In Time To Use This Sweet 1900 NY State Voting Machine

As this machine from Cornell University's collection shows, voting used to be more fun than filling out a scantron sheet in a high school gym next to a line of people re-reading Game of Thrones. Follow...

Photos: New Yorkers Waiting Up To Two Hours To Vote!

Photos: New Yorkers Waiting Up To Two Hours To Vote!gallery

Hooray! New Yorkers are flocking to their polling sites to cast their ballots in this year's Presidential Election. (Yes, yes, there are other races, too.) But they are finding long lines! Remember: The 2008 election also saw...

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...

Map: Here's Where You Can Vote <strike>Tomorrow</strike> Today

Map: Here's Where You Can Vote Tomorrow Today

(Trish Mayo) Sure, you might not want to vote because plenty of major, serious issues are habitually neglected while both parties continue to swallow anonymous money like snakes devouring eggs. But at the very least you...

Cuomo: Voters Displaced By Sandy May Vote Anywhere

Cuomo: Voters Displaced By Sandy May Vote Anywhere

Scoboco on Flickr Following in New Jersey's footsteps, Governor Cuomo just signed an executive order allowing registered voters in New York who were displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote at any polling station by signing an...

NYC Absentee Voters: Get To The Post Office By 5 PM!

NYC Absentee Voters: Get To The Post Office By 5 PM!

(Ludovic Bertron) According to a representative from the United States Postal Service, due to Hurricane Sandy, 11 Manhattan zip codes went without regular delivery for days last week, along with three others in Brooklyn, two in...

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