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Tuesday, November 4 is election day, and polls will be open from 6am to 9pm. Here are some of the things you should know before casting your vote: • Find out where your polling site is with this locator. • Enter your address to see a sample ballot here. City- and statewide races include governor…

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Alternate side of the street parking regulations for the purpose of street cleaning will be suspended Tuesday, November 5 for Election Day [Ed. — Don’t forget to vote!] All other regulations, including parking meters, shall remain in effect. You can download your own 2013 Alternate Side Parking Suspension calendar — in English, as well as in…

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A deal has finally been struck between the New York State Senate and Assembly in the effort to bring back lever voting machines. The New York Daily News is reporting that the old machines will be brought back just for the upcoming mayoral primaries. We’ve previously reported that a series of disagreements between the Senate…

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The fight to bring back the old lever voting machines has picked up significant momentum since Mayor Michael Bloomberg backed the measure in May. Politicians like Bloomberg and State Senator Marty Golden want to bring back the old machines for the upcoming mayoral race due to fears that the $60 million worth of new digital…

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Marty Golden is following through on his promise to bring back the old voting machines by leading the New York State Senate in approving legislation that would allow the machines to be used in upcoming elections, according to a press release. The legislation, which was sponsored by Golden, allows New York City to use lever…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: I truly intended to steer clear of politics for this column. However, when I read about the secession effort set in motion this week in states that, by and large, voted for Mitt Romney, and then quickly spread in a few days, it induced me to stick my two cents into the…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: The presidential campaign stretched out for 18 months, yet it seemed longer — a lot longer. I’ve had my fill of annoying attack ads. At least we won’t have to see those fact-skewing, derogatory commercials — until local campaigns emerge less than a year from now. I’m also fed up with constant robocalls.…

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My voting station was busier than I’ve ever seen it at my usual mid-day voting time – a time I choose to go because it’s usually empty. Not so today; voters were lined up inside St. Mark School’s gymnasium (East 18th Street and Avenue Z), where many voters from blocks hard hit by the flooding…

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As we well know by now, Hurricane Sandy didn’t just decimate homes and businesses, but also schools and other institutions that double as polling stations on Election Day. And with damage still present, and power outages in many locations, poll locations are being moved for many local voters. You can find the latest poll site…

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