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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 a "poll worker advised the line there are problems with some scanners and it's an hour and a half wait." And what about the affidavit ballots? The author of this post had to use one... and was actually given an electronic ballot by accident.

So, how was your voting experience? If you run into any problems, email your story (and photos) to Also, why don't we get "I Voted" stickers in New York?