Right now it’s 31 degrees and partly sunny; another bitter cold night in New York as thousands of residents on the Lower East Side suffer through another day without heat or hot water. But today the focus is on electing a president. Polls are open until 9 p.m. If you need to look up your polling location click here. And if you need a little something to get you in the mood, have a look at Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s fascinating piece recalling the Lower East Side’s pre-TV era Election Day rituals. We’re looking for a high of 46 today with mostly sunny skies.