Mayor urges New Yorkers to express themselves peacefully no matter the outcome of Election Day

With one day to go, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that New York City is ready to tackle a historic Election Day and the days following.

News 12 Staff

Nov 2, 2020, 5:57 PM

Updated 1,302 days ago

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Mayor urges New Yorkers to express themselves peacefully no matter the outcome of Election Day
With one day to go, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that New York City is ready to tackle a historic Election Day and the days following.
Mayor de Blasio is reassuring New Yorkers that their polling locations will be safe from any harassment or intimidation. He is urging anyone who has not voted yet to make their voice count.
The mayor says a historical number of New Yorkers have already taken part in the voting process.
He says over 1.1 million people waited patiently in line over the past few days to take part in early voting.
On Election Day, polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the city. He says volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and more importantly to monitor for any potential intimidation or harassment at polling sites.
Mayor de Blasio says according to the NYPD, there haven't been any reports of specific threats of violence directed toward Election Day. He says whatever the outcome is on Nov. 3, he is urging New Yorkers to express themselves peacefully.
“We are in an unprecedented time, there was a reason why people are so worried. I want people to know the city is prepared. For those who want to express themselves about the results the way to do that is peacefully, that will always be honored, but the most important thing right now is to focus on the task at hand to make sure that every single New Yorker about and that their right to vote is protected,” says Mayor de Blasio.


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