Advance polls will be open in each ward at the location listed on voter notification letters. Didn't receive a letter? This handy link can direct you where to go.
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American Democracy Is on the Ballot in November
Remember to bring a valid piece of identification such as a driver's licence, health card or utility bill bearing your name and address. Photo ID is not required. See the City of Ottawa's list of acceptable identification.
For more information on the 2018 municipal elections, visit ottawa.ca/vote or contact the elections office at 613-580-2660 or [email protected]
While these races are fought at the state level, they carry national importance in 2018 and in 2020. All of the governors and some of the state lawmakers elected this November will still be in power after the 2020 Census kicks off the next wave of redistricting. The last census coincided with a Republican wave in the 2010 midterms that handed them full control of more than two dozen state governments. Once in power, GOP officials in those states were able to gerrymander congressional districts to strengthen their electoral prospects for the rest of the decade. Voters choices in 29 gubernatorial races this year and hundreds of state legislative battles could make it harder for another ten years of Republican entrenchment this time.
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If you havent registered yet, dont worry — well walk you through the process right now. Here in New York, it can take as little as five minutes.
Arizona early voting has begun, so heres how to vote early
The general election on Nov. 6, where youll be voting for nearly all of New Yorks officials including governor, attorney general, comptroller, lieutenant governor and candidates for the State Senate and Assembly. Youll also be asked to vote for one United States Senate candidate and a candidate for the House of Representatives. Heres a look at your ballot.
Online. Go to the Department of Motor Vehicles page and fill in your information. Youll need your New York State drivers license, permit or ID card. Also, your ZIP code and Social Security number. Fill in the form and click I agree and submit.
In person. You can register in person at a bunch of places like the D.M.V., CUNY campuses and other New York State agency offices. The board of elections has an office in each borough. Youll need your ID.
Absentee. If youre planning a trip out of town, youll need to postmark the absentee ballot application before Oct. 30. You can also request an absentee ballot if you have an illness, a disability or for other reasons.
Early voting begins in Jackson County
Yes! But a heads up: Some New Yorkers have experienced problems voting in the past. If you show up to vote and somethings wrong, you can call the Election Protection coalition at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).
I love reading your column about New York, but I live outside the state. Can you help me register, too?
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Of course. In New Jersey, the deadline to register to vote is next Tuesday, Oct. 16. (Sorry, New Jerseyans, you must register by mail or in person.) In Connecticut, the deadline is Oct. 30, and you can register to vote online here. Live somewhere else? You can look up your states registrations rules here.
Were expecting up to three-quarters of an inch of rain today, so dont leave home without your umbrella.
• The authorities arrested the operator of the limousine company involved in the crash that killed 20 people. Nauman Hussain was charged with criminally negligent homicide. [New York Times]
• A nannys knife attack on three babies and two adults at a Queens maternity center last month shined a light on the underground world of birth tourism. [New York Times]
• A state appeals court overturned the verdict of a Hasidic man who was convicted of assaulting a black student in Brooklyn. [New York Times]
However, if you vote early, you do run the risk of locking in your vote ahead of news that might change your decision – a candidate might say something outrageous, be arrested or even die before Election Day. If you vote on Election Day, you will have the maximum amount of time to study the candidates and amendments and think carefully about the best choices. The answer on which way to vote will be different for each person, but the key is to plan ahead.
• Michael Bloomberg, gearing up for a possible 2020 presidential run, announced his return to the Democratic Party. [New York Times]
• Nate McMurrays campaign for Congress picked up steam after his opponent, Representative Chris Collins, was indicted. [New York Times]
• A self-described spiritual leader drugged and raped two women during church ceremonies in Brooklyn, prosecutors said. [New York Times]
• The city is loosening restrictions on electric bikes. Heres what you need to know before you head out for a ride. [New York Times]
• Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill that will add a third gender category on birth certificates. [AM New York]
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• The independent bookstore McNally Jackson will close its Prince Street location next year, but fear not: The owners plan to move to another spot in the neighborhood. [Bowery Boogie]
• Get in the Halloween spirit. The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival screens films at various times and locations around Brooklyn. Through Oct. 18. [$16]
The scam calls originated from the 607 area code, and to date have targeted Upstate New York residents of Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Yates, Ontario, Tompkins and Broome counties, according to the state Board of Elections.
• The opening reception of Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-18, which displays more than 200 recent political cartoons, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery in Chelsea. 6 p.m. [Free]
• Mark Bittman, a former food columnist for The Times, discusses food and labor during his lecture series at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. 6 p.m. [Free]
• An exhibition of the former White House photographer Pete Souza, Throw Shade, Then Vote, at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea. 6 to 8 p.m. [Free]
• A performance of Duke Oldrich and Washerwoman Bozena, the True Story, by the Czechoslovak American Marionette Theater at Jan Hus Church on the Upper East Side. 7 p.m. Through Oct. 26. [$10]
Jury duty is something Ive avoided like the plague ever since I became an adult. As a full-time medical student, I postponed serving the last three times I was called.
Voters must deliver their voter registration forms either in person or by mail and have them postmarked before the deadline, said Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax. Registration also includes updates to a voters information, like their address or party affiliation.
Last week, though, I got the summons of all summonses: previously postponed — must serve. I knew I could no longer shirk my civic duty.
It was a beautiful August day when I went to the courthouse, and I couldnt think of a worse way to spend it.
At noon, as we jurors were getting restless — huddling around the few electrical outlets, discarding our cups of melted iced coffee — the clerk spoke.
Ladies and gents, she announced, we have a unique treat. She motioned toward an excited-looking man. He was a prospective juror who, for some reason, had come to court with a guitar.
Theres at least one person who will be annoyed by this, he said. Several people appeared to turn up the music coming through their headphones. Ill buy you a coffee after.
He began with the ultimate crowd-pleaser, What a Wonderful World, crooning the lyrics over the clerks loudspeaker.
He ended with Billy Joels Piano Man, changed the lyrics to Its 9 oclock at jury duty/waiting for something exciting to happen. When he was done, he said it was the craziest gig of his life.
I left the courthouse loving jury duty. When I return in 2024, my expectations will certainly be set high.
Its nearly harvest time, which in New York means an abundance of food-centric festivals are serving up feasts around town.
New York City Wine and Food Festival at Piers 92 and 94 in Midtown West. This giant celebration of food, wine and celebrity chefs kicks off today with a focus on female chefs including Giada De Laurentiis and Rachael Ray. More than 80 events will be held at various times through Sunday. [Prices vary]
The Museum of Pizza at the William Vale in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This immersive art exhibition (read: Instagram-friendly) celebrates pizza with pizza-inspired rooms, music, art and a cheese cave. Opens on Saturday, through Oct. 28. [$35]
Hester Street Fair CBD Festival on the Lower East Side. More like a spice than a food, the inspiration for this festival is CBD or cannabidiol (a cannabis compound that wont get you high). On offer: CBD candies, oil and ice cream. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Free]
New York Coffee Festival at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Midtown. Coffee demonstrations and workshops, latte art, and as much coffee as you can drink. Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Through Sunday. [$40]
Pickle Day at Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Carnival games, music and vendors selling briny treats like cukes on a stick and pickle ice cream. Bring your homemade pickles and have them evaluated by a panel of judges. Noon to 5 p.m. [Free]
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