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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Posted at 6:49 AM, Nov 03, 2020

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1. The Countdown is Over: Election Day is here
If you waited until today to vote, you have a few options to make your voice heard.

If you are voting in person, you must go to your designated precinct based on where you live. You can find your precinct here. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Any voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.

If you are still holding on to a mail-in ballot, you can deliver it to one of the Supervisor of Elections offices Tuesday. You can find where to drop it off here.

When and where you can vote on Election Day in Palm Beach County

2. What are the candidates up to in the home stretch? Again, we'll have to use bullet points

3.Florida records 1,000 coronavirus deaths in 12 days as Dr. Birx sounds alarm
Dr. Deborah Birx, a key member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, sent a sharply-worded memo to the administration over her concerns about the rise in coronavirus cases, the New York Times and Washington Post reported on Monday.

The memo comes as confirmed coronavirus cases are at record levels in the US. Cases in recent weeks have risen sharply, and a rise in hospitalizations have corresponded in recent days. It took 12 days for Florida's coronavirus death toll to go from the 15,000 milestone to 16,000.

“This is not about lockdowns — It hasn’t been about lockdowns since March or April. It’s about an aggressive balanced approach that is not being implemented,” Birx said, according to the reports.

Florida has the third most coronavirus cases in the country

4. West Palm Beach can now hold big outdoor events, with restrictions
Big outdoor events like SunFest can now be held in West Palm Beach. Mayor Keith James is allowing city-sponsored events and large gatherings.

James said he's trying to strike a balance between businesses making money with the events and the public being able to enjoy the events while being as safe as possible.

The mayor said the events will have restrictions that must be followed. James said the city will nix any permit if an event isn't complying with their COVID-19 plan or permit conditions.

West Palm Beach can now hold big outdoor events, with restrictions

5. Most Royal Caribbean, Carnival cruises docked until 2021
Despite the CDC recently green lighting the resumption of cruises in US waters, Royal Caribbean announced Monday that most of its cruises will be suspended through the end of the year due to the coronavirus.

The decision affects cruises domestically and internationally.

Carnival previously announced that most of its US-based cruises are suspended through the end of the year.

The new guidelines effectively bring the no-sail order to an end.

Today's Forecast
Less humidity and cooler temps on Tuesday

Latest Weather Forecast: Tuesday 5 a.m.

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On This Day In History
On November 3, 1777, General George Washington is informed that a conspiracy is afoot to discredit him with Congress and have him replaced by General Horatio Gates. Thomas Conway, who would be made inspector general of the United States less than two months later on December 14, led the effort; as such, it became known as the Conway Cabal.

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