After a gazillion debates and even more recriminations, the 2013 general election is finally upon us! Today you get to cast your vote for mayor, choosing between the pinko Commie guy who will take us on a one-way trip to Murder Town or the guy who raised subway fares and will have the Mayor of 9/11 lurking around all the time:
Rudy Giuliani is hungry for a 9/11 mention while with Joe Lhota yesterday (Getty Images)
There are many races besides the mayoral one—you'll be voting for Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough Presidents and Council Members. In some cases, you'll be voting for a District Attorney, perhaps multiple times. And there are many important ballot proposals on the back, such as whether to authorize gambling in NY State—FLIP THE BALLOT OVER TO VOTE ON THEM. Here's a blurry photo of a Manhattan ballot—no proposals on the front!
Where are the proposals?
Here is the New York City Board of Elections FAQ. The NYC Campaign Finance Board has a Voter App as well as a Voter Guide. NYPIRG and Common Cause/NY are running a nonpartisan voter helpline today—they say, "Voters can call to report problems at the polls, such as broken voting machines, difficulty reading the ballot and voter's names missing from poll registration books. The helpline hours are from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 212-822-0282 is the NYPIRG/Common Cause helpline number."
Polls are open until 9 p.m. Find your pollsite here.