Prepping for the Polls

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Monday, November 01, 2010

In anticipation of Tuesday’s vote, a New York City Board of Elections Commissioner talks about what voters can expect at their polling sites. Also: a critical look at the new ballot design; what’s up for a vote on the back of the ballot; and what the political ties of Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino mean for their election bids. 

Voting Basics

Julie Dent, NYC Board of Elections president, talks about what voters can expect on Tuesday. 

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30 Issues: 6 Degrees of Cuomo and Paladino

Social network analyst Valdis Krebs, founder and chief scientist at and author of the blog The Network Thinkers, has created an illustration of each of the major NY gubernatorial candidate's political networks. He discusses what the networks reveal about each candidate.

»» Explore the map and join the conversation at It's A Free Country

Yemen Plot

Julian BarnesWall Street Journal Pentagon reporter, talks about the administration's options in dealing with Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. 

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Back of the Ballot

Alex Camarda, director of public policy and advocacy at Citizens Union, explains the charter revision initiatives found on the reverse side of the paper ballot.

»» Read It's A Free Country's guide to your ballot choices and share your thoughts

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Ballot Design

Jessica Friedman Hewitt, former managing director of AIGA's Design for Democracy, looks at the ballot that will be used in tomorrow's general election.

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Stewart/Colbert Rally Report

WNYC's education reporter Beth Fertig talks about the rally that John Stewart and Stephen Colbert hosted in Washington DC on Saturday.

»» Read Beth's piece and join the conversation at It's A Free Country

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