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 Day. We're told the Republicans are coming to take the House—at this very moment they're climbing in your windows and snatching your people up. Information about how and where YOU can stop them or join them below:
- The polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.
- Find poll location here
- You can verify your registration here. (N.B., we tried this and though we are registered, we didn't come up in the search.)
- TURN OVER THE BALLOT! Today's the day we get to vote on whether politicians should serve two terms or three, and it's on the back of the ballot. The proposal also addresses limiting the power of the City Council and Mayor to change their own term limits again.
And after the "royal screw-up" during the Primary election, the Board of Election has issued a statement promising things are going to be different this time. Last week they threw George Gonzalez, the head of the Board of Elections, under the bus, and now they say they've "taken important steps to address the concerns raised from the Primary Election to further improve our performance... Poll Site Coordinators and AD Poll Site Monitors have been retrained with a focus on opening poll sites quickly and protecting voter privacy."
The Board of Elections even coordinated with the NYPD to ensure police officers reported to poll sites by 5:00 a.m. today. Police officers provided the keys to poll workers to unlock and set-up the scanners, ballot marking devices (BMD) and supply carts which contain the paper ballots. Fancy! But if things go wrong, voters are encouraged to call the hotline at 866-VOTE-NYC (866-868-3692) and "to tweet their experiences at their poll sites... the Board will monitor and respond to information posted on Twitter with the hashtag #nycvotes with a dedicated twitter response team, and enter relevant feedback into the Board’s phone bank to ensure any poll site issues are handled." So get out there and vote early, and vote often—and tell us how it went!