Voting Machines Down Throughout New York City, But Your Vote Will Still Count, Probably

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  Voting booths stand at the ready as students return to school on November 5, 2012 in the East Village neighborhood of New York, United States. Students at Public School 188, like most schools in New York City, returned to class Monday for the first time since the hurricane hit last week. Many students in the area were displaced due to storm flooding. The school will be used as a polling center in Tuesday's Presidential election.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

Don't be surprised if you arrive at your polling site today to find that many or all of its optical-scan voting machines are inoperable, as reports on Twitter from around the city indicate that this is happening with seeming regularity. You'll still be able to fill out a ballot, but instead of scanning it, you'll place it in a box, and it might even get counted, maybe, at some point. 

 Calls to two Board of Elections press representatives were not answered, and both mailboxes were full.