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Remember how we said the midterm elections were “meh“? Well, it seems that New Yorkers agree, with 2014 bringing the lowest voter turnout for a New York midterm election since the 1970s, according to the New York Post. That’s the lowest voter turnout since the state started taking accurate tallies for this race. Of the […]

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While we in the United States are accustomed to choosing between Democratic, Republican, and maybe an unlikely handful of Libertarian or Green candidates for political office, Australian voters faced a list that was more like a fast-food menu for their recent September 7 election. Beyond the Labor, Liberal, and Green party politicians that make up […]

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We Instagram everything: pets, food, shit, and now our choice of presidential candidates… which happens to be illegal. According to New York State law § 17-130 “voters are prohibited from showing their ballots after prepared for voting to any person so as to reveal the contents.” That didn’t stop New Yorkers from criminally oversharing, some […]

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When it takes an average of two hours to exercise your constitutional right to vote, there is little else to do but enrich the internet with pictures of that very line as you slowly inch your way towards democracy. Here a snapshot of what New Yorkers are enduring to make their voices heard. Courtney Spritzer […]

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After what felt like an eternity of lead-up and one of the most contentious presidential campaigns of all time, election day 2012 is finally upon us. So get to the polls! If you’re in New York and have any questions at all about where to vote, how to vote, or what you’re entitled to as […]

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A new report shows that Brooklyn residents are far more generous with their wallets than they are with their votes, and that  lower income residents are the most likely to give to charity. The study, conducted by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, admirably aims to collect enough data to provide analysis of the borough that goes […]

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If you plan on voting in this year’s General Election, the deadline to register is today. Check out the website we recently launched with NYC’s Office of the Public Advocate for more information on how to register and everything else you need to know to participate in choosing the next president. You can also download […]

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ANIMAL and the office of New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio are proud to announce the Voters’ Bill of Rights, a non-partisan, collaborative initiative aimed at making the election process as clear and as simple as possible for all New York voters. We’ve created a website, NYCvoting.com, which explains everything you need to […]

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PollWatchUSA, a new mobile web app from watchdog group Common Cause New York, hopes to “democratize election monitoring” by allowing voters to report problems at their polling places on election day. If you have a smartphone and you’re experiencing problems–long lines, broken voting machines, slow workers–as you vote, simply navigate to pollwatch.us and report them, […]

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