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It’s election day — so get out there and vote!

Hurricane Sandy knocked many polling places out of commission, forcing Gov. Cuomo to sign a first-of-its-kind emergency order that will let Brooklynites cast their ballots at polls anywhere in the state.

Voters who exercise their right outside of their district will sign an affidavit and make their choice for the presidential and U.S. Senate races, but not local races.

Poll-goers should remember there’s more than the main event at stake.

Other than the battle for the White House between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Brooklynites will have a chance to cast a ballot in some very interesting races:

• Voters in Downtown, Fort Greene, Clinton, Hill, Bedford–Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Mill Basin, Marine Park, Coney Island, and Brighton Beach will decide if Democratic frontrunner Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries will succeed retiring Rep. Ed Towns in a race against Green Party candidate Colin Beavan and Republican hopeful Alan Bellone.

• In Midwood, Republican state Sen. David Storobin faces off against Democrat and former Councilman Simcha Felder, while state Sen. Kevin Parker tries to fend off challenger Mindy Meyer, who is best known for her unconventional campaign website.

• In Bay Ridge, five-term Republican state Sen. Marty Golden goes up against upstart Democrat Andrew Gounardes.

• In Coney Island, Democratic Assemblyman Alec Brook–Krasny fights Republican rival Tom McCarthy.

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Bay Ridger from Bay Ridge says:
I voted this AM at St John's on 92nd St. Took about an hour in & out.
Nov. 6, 2012, 9:34 am
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
with any luck maybe a couple of hundred thousand hipsters went back to Ohio to vote. This will make for a better country and a better city.
Nov. 6, 2012, 10:16 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
The poll workers at my polling place were very confused and thus confusing. It was the first time I've ever been frustrated with poll workers.

Maybe it was because I was there at 6 am. I hope so.
Nov. 6, 2012, 10:56 am
scott from park slope says:
It took 2 hrs in park slope. They processed about 100 voters. If they move at the same rate all day 700-800 people in the Election District will be able to vote.

I hope they make a better effort to institute online voting before the next election, and declare election day a national holiday. It's time.
Nov. 6, 2012, 12:22 pm
scott from park slope says:
If several hundred thousand hipsters go back to Ohio to vote Obama will win that state by a healthy margin. Ergo, they would do a lot more good for the country that way.
Nov. 6, 2012, 12:25 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Errr.....Scott, That is exactly what I was saying. At least in Ohio they could do some good preventing Romney from winning. Staying here, they don't even make very good sand bags. Some of th Megans are big enough though. If you need anything else explained just post here and I will do my best. Sorry that the forum does not let me use a larger font. Maybe that would help?
Nov. 6, 2012, 1:46 pm

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