Can you feel the magic in the air, New Yorkers? That's right, it's election day! In case you forgot to vote on your way into the office (as if!!) you have until 9 p.m. tonight to make your voice heard. You're registered, right? And you know where your poll site is, right? Good! Then all you have to do is make a couple informed decisions!
First, you'll want to know what is actually being voted on. These off-year general elections can be tricky! And for some reason none of the local papers have any useful information about the ballots or what is on them. Thankfully, the Board of Elections has, on their terrible website, a downloadable candidate list and the always-exciting Amendment Ballot Proposal list.
Basically if you know a lot about judges and potential district Supreme Court justices, this is the election for you.
If you live in the Bronx, you get to vote for District Attorney, just like on Law & Order!
Hey, Queens is electing one of those too!
Hint: write in "Fred Thompson."
There is one ballot proposal and it is about a lake in the Adironidacks and though it's probably some corrupt Chinatown shit we cannot make heads nor tails of it, so vote NO. VOTE NO LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. Adirondacks for the Adirondackians!
Candidates List [Board of Elections in the City of New York]