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Electronic vote-casting returns Tuesday in New York City. The September primary in the five boroughs featured a brief return of old lever voting machines -- for logistical reasons related to the law requiring a runoff when no city candidate gets 40 percent or more.

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This week voters will resume marking paper ballots and placing them in the newer counting devices.

And here's a warning to those who dislike the small print on those ballots: The size of the type will be 6 points -- smaller than last year's. Officials say this is because of the many city races and state proposals filling both sides of the ballot.