It’s Election Day! The polls are open. The forecast looks pretty good across the state. Dry, with temperatures in the 50s.

Please vote – and remember to turn your ballot OVER to get to the six constitutional amendment questions on the back.

There are a number of contested local races to look out for, including (but not limited to) the county executive races in Westhchester, Rockland, Nassau and Orange, the Brooklyn DA’s race and the New York City mayoral contest between Democratic frontrunner Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota.

Also of interest: The Rochester mayor’s race in which a campaign is being waged on behalf of the incumbent, Tom Richards, even though he’s not campaigning himself after losing the Democratic primary to Council President Lovely Warren.

Yesterday, Richards said he would indeed serve – at least in the short term – if he wins today.

You can find your polling place here and (in NYC) here.

If you have problems voting, call 800-771-7755 or email between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

In NYC, you can also call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for English and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) for Spanish. (This is the Election Protection voter helpline). NYPIRG/Common Cause has a hotline, too: 212-822-0282.

Here’s a list of some of the election night parties taking place in NYC.

No word yet from the press office as to where Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be today, or what time he’s voting.

UPDATE: Cuomo will vote at 10:30 a.m. at the Mt. Kisco Presbyterian Church, 605 Millwood Rd., Mt. Kisco. After that, he’ll be in New York City with no public schedule.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo recorded an eleventh hour robocall for Prop. 1 – the casino expansion amendment.

The Cuomo-controlled New York Gaming Commission voted to adopt regulations prohibiting Western New York racinos from advertising themselves as casinos – a move consistent with the governor’s deal struck this summer with the Seneca Indian Nations.

Cuomo’s recent criticisms of 14 state judges who collect both a salary and pension has brought cries of hypocrisy from critics, given that he has hired double-dippers himself – including LG Bob Duffy.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise urges New Yorkers to vote “yes” on all the constitutional amendments except the first.

Rep. Charlie Rangel says it was “premature” for Sen. Chuck Schumer to endorse Hillary Clinton for 2016, adding: “I just hate to see her having to defend her candidacy at this early stage in the game.”

Even though there’s no Clinton on the ballot this election cycle, both Hillary and Bill stayed in the news throughout much of the campaign season.

A supporter of Joe Lhota turned up at a Harlem campaign event for the Republican mayoral candidate and questioned how de Blasio could believe in God since he’s a “closet socialist.” Lhota himself condemned that message.

Given his wide lead in the polls, de Blasio warned supporters against complacency and urged them to get out to vote. Lhota, meanwhile, is hoping for an upset.

“We need Bill de Blasio to have a mandate,” Bronx BP Rubén Díaz Jr. said during the candidate’s appearance in his borough. “We need to make sure his numbers are so high that no one can ever question his message.”

Denis Hamill thinks the de Blasio family should stay in Brooklyn and not moved to Gracie Mansion.

The members of the Assembly’s Democratic majority “have not contemplated nor are we considering calling for any action” against Duffy regarding his interview with the Rochester Business Alliance, according to a spokesman for Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Can Erie County do better than 28 percent turnout in an off year?

The Rev. Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church — a longtime rival of the Rev. Al Sharpton – might run against the 83-year-old Rangel, who’s flirting with retirement, but hasn’t said for sure whether he’s running in 2014.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani recorded a robocall for David Storobin, a former senator who’s now running for the NYC Council.

A gunman fired shots inside a New Jersey shopping mall last night, forcing the evacuation of the popular shopping center and a response involving hundreds of police officers. He was later found dead.

In New Jersey, likely 2016 contender Gov. Chris Christie wants to win big in his re-election bid, and is hoping to show national Republicans that can draw support among constituencies the party has struggled to attract – particularly blacks and Hispanics.

Many losing candidates end up landing on their feet, getting higher-paying jobs than the ones they sought at the ballot box.

Mayor Bloomberg stopped by Newburgh to set off explosives for what will be the replacement tunnel for a leaking section of the aqueduct that carries half of New York City’s drinking water.

A senator from Massachusetts has joined two New York State pols in calling on Instagram to ban gun sellers from touting their weapons online.

A battle over the legitimacy of the former Three Feathers Casino on the Akwesasne reservation is in court.

Five years after the 2008 financial meltdown, New York’s teacher pension fund is gaining back lost ground.