No, there are lines everywhere.
Yes. It was poor planning on the Board of Elections part. They needed more polling places and more thoughtfulness on how they assigned people to which site. Some sites have over 100,000 people assigned to them and some have 20,000. Not sure who funds the BoE though. The Mayor was complaining about them so I assume they are state funded.
Agree. The problems were entirely foreseeable.
No. The entire country is dealing with this. We need a serious national holiday for voting and we need much better regulations for distance and population served. No one should be driving or waiting for hours. Everyone has a post office nearby--why don't we vote there?
I think there are some problems, but I also applaud the city for getting this implemented. This is the first time in its history that NYC is doing early voting at all. And implementing it during COVID is not easy; they had plans to do it at a number of cultural institutions (like the MET) which backed out at the last minute. So while I'm sure the system could have been improved, I'm glad they were able to do something given the circumstances. Kind of how I feel about NYC reopening public schools.