election day

Don’t Go to the Wrong Polling Place Tomorrow

A guy voting for some reason. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Your vote is so unlikely to affect the outcome of the presidential race that “scholars debate whether voting is a rational act,” the AP informs us today. But let’s say that, for whatever reason — civic duty, societal pressure, an excuse to take an extra-long lunch break — you do plan to vote tomorrow. If you live in the city, it’s probably a good idea to check out this list to confirm that your polling place (or, as the Board of Elections refers to it, your “polling site location,” which seems redundant) hasn’t moved in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Sixty polling places in the city have been relocated due to storm damage — 28 in Queens, 24 in Brooklyn, three in Manhattan, three in the Bronx, and two in Staten Island. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the National Guard will set up mobile voting stations with paper ballots at polling sites without power, and residents can even vote via e-mail or fax. Let your uninfluential voice be heard!