Climate: Maintain on to your hat: A blustery day with gusts as much as 50 m.p.h. Morning solar, a scattered bathe later and a excessive within the mid-70s.
Alternate-side parking: In impact till Saturday (Shemini Atzereth). Read about the amended regulations here.
Because the pandemic upends the election season, there’s extra consideration than typical on the essential however typically mundane civic responsibility of voting. Nonetheless, some New Yorkers could also be unaware that the deadlines to register to vote and request an absentee poll are close to.
A file variety of New York voters will be capable of solid mail-in ballots in a basic election that has already seen as many as 100,000 erroneous absentee ballots despatched out in Brooklyn. The mishap gave fodder to President Trump’s false claims that the vote-by-mail system is corrupt.
Right here’s what you might want to find out about voting in New York. (You may also seek the advice of this guide to find out how to make sure your vote is counted.)
Oct. 9: Friday is the final day most New Yorkers can register to vote, by mail or in particular person.
Oct. 14: Your native board of elections should obtain your mailed-in registration or request to alter your tackle by this date. These varieties, nevertheless, should nonetheless be postmarked by Oct. 9.
Oct. 27: Voters can request absentee ballots online; by electronic mail, fax or mail; or by calling their native board of elections by this date.
Nov. 2: Voters can apply for an absentee poll in particular person by this date.
Nov. 3: Election Day. Absentee ballots should be postmarked by this date. (In fact, you may as well vote in particular person. Extra on that under.)
Methods to register
You may also mail a New York State voter registration type to your county board of elections. You’ll be able to request a form by mail, or by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE; or you may print one out, or fill one out online after which print it out.
New Yorkers can vote early for 9 days earlier than the overall election, from Oct. 24 till Nov. 1.
Not all polling websites will open for early voting. Voters exterior New York Metropolis can discover a list of early voting sites and ballot drop boxes here; and locations in the five boroughs are listed here.
In New York, you may request absentee ballots for various causes, together with sickness or incapacity. This 12 months, the chance of spreading or contracting the coronavirus qualifies as a short lived sickness, so most voters within the state ought to be capable of get an absentee poll.
Elections officers suggest mailing ballots a minimum of seven days earlier than Nov. 3 to make sure they’re obtained in time.
What we’re studying
Town plans to increase a contract to home homeless individuals in lodges to stop the unfold of the coronavirus. [Gothamist]
A group of males with machetes attacked two males inside a bodega within the Bronx. [CBS New York]
Two dozen individuals have been arrested in Manhattan Tuesday when a protest over the killing of a person by the police in Texas led to arson and vandalism. New York’s police commissioner known as the demonstrators “spoiled brats.” [Daily News]
And eventually: Paid viewers for ‘S.N.L.’
“Saturday Evening Stay” aired its first stay episode since March over the weekend, however the present’s producers confronted an issue. New York State laws prohibit a stay viewers for tv exhibits.
As stand-up comics and professional athletes — together with in baseball and tennis — can attest, the lack of a live audience can put a damper on one’s efficiency. The state’s guidelines on media manufacturing in the course of the pandemic say TV audiences should solely be made up of paid workers.
So, as The Occasions’s Dave Itzkoff and Julia Jacobs reported, “S.N.L.” determined to pay its audience.
Sean Ludwig, who attended the “S.N.L.” season premiere final weekend, advised my colleagues that he and 7 pals every obtained a examine for $150 after the present.
“We had no concept we’d be paid earlier than we have been handed checks,” Mr. Ludwig stated. “We have been all very pleasantly stunned.”
Jonah Bruno, a spokesman for the state’s Well being Division, stated the association gave the impression to be above board.
“There is no such thing as a proof of noncompliance,” Mr. Bruno stated, “but when any is found, we are going to refer that to native authorities for follow-up.”
It’s Wednesday — the present should go on.
Metropolitan Diary: On the library
I used to be visiting my favourite aunt in New York Metropolis. She had been a librarian earlier than retiring. Naturally, we went to the principle New York Public Library to admire its many ornamental options.
It felt crowded to us, however my aunt, who was 86, acted as if it have been one other regular day.
At one level the 5 of us — me, my aunt, my redheaded spouse and our two fair-haired younger daughters — have been standing in one of many larger rooms gawking on the ceiling, murals and enormous home windows.
As we stood there between the rows of tables, taking within the breadth of the room and all of its books, a younger man who was clearly in a rush to get wherever he was going got here towards us.
“Out of the way in which, Brady Bunch!” he stated.
— Robert Beck
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