NY boosts security on Election Day

ALBANY -- New York officials said law enforcement will be on high alert during Tuesday's elections, with New York City boosting precautions because both presidential candidates will be just blocks away from each other as the results come in.
 
The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in New York.
 
"We’re in total coordination and consultation with the federal authorities," Cuomo told reporters Friday, "and we are already on a state of high alert for Election Day -- so we have more State Police, more National Guard, more soldiers on duty than ever before."
 
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and city authorities said Monday some city streets will be closed Tuesday to secure midtown Manhattan.
 
Both Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump are hosting their election night events in midtown.
 
De Blasio and city officials said 5,000 police officers will be assigned to election duty, likening it to a show of force seen on New York's Eve in Times Square.
 
He said police will also be on patrol at polling sites to thwart any voter intimidation.
 
"Expect to see a lot of NYPD presence today and tomorrow," de Blasio said.
 
Cuomo's office said the increased security will include New York's cyber analysis unit and its information technology agencies coordinating with the state Board of Election and federal departments.
 
The state Board of Elections has an online Voter Registration Search here: https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/votersearch.aspx.
 
You can also call your county board to check your polling place and make sure you’re registered.
 
New York doesn’t have same-day voter registration, which means you needed to register by last month to vote Tuesday.
 
 


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