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ALERT: 60 NYC Voting Sites Have Changed So Check Where To Cast Ballots

ALERT: 60 NYC Voting Sites Have Changed So Check Where To Cast Ballots

Scoboco on Flickr Hey, even though many parts of New York City are more focused on recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Tuesday is still Election Day. Which means that people without cars or connections to transportation will...

Vote With Gum: New Posters Let You Unload Your Gum Politically

Vote With Gum: New Posters Let You Unload Your Gum Politically

Claire Voon Gun control gibberish, Romnesia, binders full of women, Big Bird, rape apologists, Biden's swimwear—it's completely understandable if, like Mayor Bloomberg, you're crabby about having to choose between a turd sandwich or a giant douche...

Some Voters Weren't Informed About New Polling Places Because Mailman Stashed Notices In Locker

Some Voters Weren't Informed About New Polling Places Because Mailman Stashed Notices In Locker

"Voting! What's up with that?" After a slew of problems plagued September's state and local primary elections (yes, those happened) City Councilwoman Gale Brewer introduced new legislation at a hearing yesterday intended to make things run...

Super Small Ballot Font Size Riled Up Brooklyn, Manhattan Primary Voters

Super Small Ballot Font Size Riled Up Brooklyn, Manhattan Primary Voters

Courtesy adm's flickr Those tricky hanging chads might be a thing of the past, but it turns out those schmancy paper ballots might not be so great either—voters in last week's primary election have complained that...

Congressional Primary Day Is Today, Not That Anyone Gives A Damn

Congressional Primary Day Is Today, Not That Anyone Gives A Damn

There are a number of significant Congressional primary contests today, and these will most likely be decided by a tiny number of voters capable of remembering that the primary was moved to June. Analysts are predicting...

Hey, NY Republicans, You Can Vote For Santorum Today

Hey, NY Republicans, You Can Vote For Santorum Today

C'mon, Sarah and Rush love him! Today is Primary Day in New York, where registered Republicans can cast their vote for a presidential candidate. Shockingly, a low turnout is expected, even though the candidates include Mitt...

Does Olivia Munn Have Anything To Do With This Sexxxy Post On Redistricting?

Does Olivia Munn Have Anything To Do With This Sexxxy Post On Redistricting?

Rep. Bob Turner, in happier times (AP). Sadly, no. But this affects all of us! Democracy, or at least some twisted semblance of it, is important, and this morning, a federal magistrate judge unveiled a proposal...

Minority Leaders Say Redistricting Plan Shows Republicans

Minority Leaders Say Redistricting Plan Shows Republicans "Out For Blood"

(City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. says the Astoria Senate district has been redrawn "into something that looks like a baby alien popping out of a stomach!!") The State "Legislative Task Force On Demographic Research And Reappointment"...

Study: 100,000 New Yorkers' Votes Probably Won't Count Next Election

Study: 100,000 New Yorkers' Votes Probably Won't Count Next Election

Those space age optical scan voting machines that were supposed to enrich a company in Omaha reduce overvotes have backfired spectacularly, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice, which found that in...

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 Day 2011 Has Barely Begun And Low Turnout Is Expected

Election Day 2011 Has Barely Begun And Low Turnout Is Expected

Photograph by Lisa F. Young / Shutterstock It's election day, and the polls in NYC are open until 9 p.m. (PDF). You can see who is running your district by entering your address here—you'll be able...

Justice Department Really Wants NY State To Move Primary Up

Justice Department Really Wants NY State To Move Primary Up

Since state lawmakers have been dragging their feet, the Justice Department is asking a federal judge to make New York State move up its primary schedule. Metropolis reports, "In court papers filed late Monday night, government...

Republican Kelsey Grammer Wants To Run For Mayor Of NYC

Republican Kelsey Grammer Wants To Run For Mayor Of NYC

Can Eddie the dog be on the ticket instead? Kelsey Grammer, possibly the only straight Republican actor to ever play a gay cabaret owner, is considering a new role: mayor of New York City. The actor—a...

Bloomberg Doesn't Want NY To Be #1 In Low Voter Turnout

Bloomberg Doesn't Want NY To Be #1 In Low Voter Turnout

Flickr user sgoralnick After claiming first prize for low voter turnout in the US, Mayor Bloomberg wants to kill the fun and make it easier for us to exercise our rights. According to a new study,...

17% Of NYC Votes Not Counted In Midterm Election

17% Of NYC Votes Not Counted In Midterm Election

Photograph by thoth1618 on Flickr The New York City Board of Elections just finished recounting our votes from the Nov. 2 election, and "found" the nearly 200,000 ballots that they didn't know were missing, reports the...

New York: #1 in Voter Apathy, With Lowest Turnout in U.S.!

New York: #1 in Voter Apathy, With Lowest Turnout in U.S.!

We did it New York, and by "it" we mean "nothing"! Out of all the apathetic states in this slothful union, New York State ranks #1, boasting the lowest voter turnout in the midterm election earlier...

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.

Paladino Says He'll Win, Admits He's

Paladino Says He'll Win, Admits He's "Not A Great Campaigner"

Carl Paladino, the Buffalo developer-turned Tea Party favorite- turned- surprise Republican candidate for governor, was his usual self after voting in Buffalo this morning: He told reporters, "I'm going to win this thing today. People are...

It's 2010 Election Day!  Here Are Last Minute Voting Tips gallery

It's 2010 Election Day! Here Are Last Minute Voting Tips

The big day has come at last: Americans have demanded change, and McDonald's has responded, by bringing back the beloved Clinton-era McRib. And if that doesn't get your lower intestine excited enough, today is also midterm Election...

Twitter-Bashing Bloomberg Says to Tweet Election Problems

Twitter-Bashing Bloomberg Says to Tweet Election Problems

Last month, Mayor Bloomberg told radio show host John Gambling that he just doesn't get the Twitter machine. His aides maintain his Twitter account for him, and in his opinion it's all just a bunch of...

Angry

Angry "Voters" Aren't Showing Up on Voter Registration Rolls

The lamestream media says that next month an angry, motivated army of tea baggers will vote in a right-wing regime that will make the Bush II crowd seem like a bunch of sane and cuddly Care...

2010 Primary Returns: Espada Concedes! Paladino Wins!

2010 Primary Returns: Espada Concedes! Paladino Wins!

Last night, Carl Paladino trounced Rick Lazio to win the Republican gubernatorial primary in a big upset. State Senator Eric Schneiderman won the Democratic Attorney General primary. Rep. Charles Rangel and Rep. Carolyn Maloney both fought off challengers and won their Democratic House primaries. And, in another (happy) surprise, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. conceded to Gustavo Rivera.

Schumer Has Problems at Polls:

Schumer Has Problems at Polls: "I Want to Vote!"

A source tells the Daily News that Senator Chuck Schumer, a Park Slope resident, had considerable difficulty voting this morning. Polling places are required to open at 6 a.m. in New York, but the source says, "They...

Your Hot New Electronic Voting Machines: A Photo Previewgallery

Your Hot New Electronic Voting Machines: A Photo Preview

Odds are you're not bothering to vote in today's primary, so here's a taste of what awaits next time you decide to give a shit about representative democracy. Gone are the big old clunky lever machines, which...

Fight Over

Fight Over "Prison-Based Gerrymandering" in Census

Politicians and convicts alike are arguing with the Census Bureau over where prisoners are counted. Currently, prisoners are counted as residents of the areas where they are being held, not from their hometowns. The last Census...

Judge: Teachers Can't Wear Political Buttons In NYC Schools

Judge: Teachers Can't Wear Political Buttons In NYC Schools

A judge has ruled that public school teachers cannot wear political buttons in the classroom—despite the pleas of educators who say it's their constitutional right. Gotham Gazette reports a Manhattan judge upheld a ban on political...

Feds Suspect City May Have Been Bribed on Voting Machine Vote

Feds Suspect City May Have Been Bribed on Voting Machine Vote

From BOE website Federal prosecutors are investigating the Board of Elections' $50 million contract with ES&S, a Nebraska company contracted to supply the city with its first electronic voting machines. The machines were due to be...

Study: Teach For America Vets Are Burnt Out, Not Involved

Study: Teach For America Vets Are Burnt Out, Not Involved

Veterans of Teach For America — a program that assigns recent college grads to teach in some of the country's worst schools — are less likely to vote, give to charities, or participate in civic groups...

Voting To Become More Like High School Exams

Voting To Become More Like High School Exams

After fifty years of service, the city's lever voting machines will be replaced with "SAT-style ovals," according to the Times. When the Board of Elections chooses the city's new voting machines on Tuesday, and it's likely...

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