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Getting Ready for Election Day

The city's election system is already overwhelmed, and it isn't even Nov. 4th

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Absentee voters are showing up at their borough board of elections office in record numbers. At the Brooklyn office this morning, Jonathan Snyder gave up after being told the wait could be an hour.

SNYDER: A bit annoyed. I'm pretty confident my candidate is going to win in New York but I'm frustrated this is such a long wait.

REPORTER: Absentee ballots are available only to people who will not be able to vote in person next Tuesday.

Ballots postmarked by Monday will be counted, or you can vote in person at your borough's election office. They'll be open late tonight and tomorrow, and will also be open over the weekend.

More information can be found on the board's website, www.vote.nyc.ny.us.

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