The Committee of Seventy is reporting a notably quiet election Tuesday, short on complaints and voters. Here's a missive from Ellen Kaplan, Seventy VP:
This day has been as quiet as I can ever remember at Seventy.
We are continuing to get reports of improper electioneering at a number of polling places (to some degree attributable to campaigners trying to get in from the rain). Our volunteers are getting a lot of practice reminding campaigners not to get within 10 feet of the place where voting is taking place. Our volunteers are also resolving many minor issues at polling places, e.g., names not in the poll books (the voter can use a provisional ballot), speaking with the Judge of Elections in the 40th ward, 25 division to allow a voter to get help with voting (a voter can have any help he/she wants as long as it isn’t from his/her employer, union officer or the Judge of Elections), and determining that earlier reports of machine buttons for Ivy Staten (Commissioner candidate) not working in the 66th ward, Division 46 were not true.