April 4, 2019

NYC Participatory Budgeting Vote Week is March 30th – April 7th

This year, 32 NYC Council Members across the city are engaging their constituents in Participatory Budgeting New York City (PBNYC) and are asking residents to decide how to spend at least $35 million in capital funding. Community members can vote on capital projects like improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public or community spaces….
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February 25, 2019

Special Election for Public Advocate TOMORROW, 2/26!

The Special Election for the New York City Public Advocate will be held on TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 26, 2019. All registered voters may participate. The polls will be open from 6am to 9pm. To confirm your polling location and to get links to candidate websites and social media pages, enter your address into WhosOnTheBallot. For…
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February 20, 2019

TONIGHT: Final Public Advocate Debate on NY1

Tune in TONIGHT, February 20th at 7PM for the final NYC Public Advocate Special Election Debate hosted by the New York City Campaign Finance Board. This debate features the seven “leading contenders” in the election. You can find out more about the debate at the Gotham Gazette: 7 Candidates Qualify for Second Public Advocate Special Election Debate. The debate will…
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February 19, 2019

TOMORROW at 7pm: Final Public Advocate Debate

Make sure to tune in to NY1 tomorrow, February 20th at 7PM for the final NYC Public Advocate Special Election Debate hosted by the New York City Campaign Finance Board. This debate features the seven “leading contenders” in the election. You can find out more about the debate here. The debate will be streamed live for…
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February 8, 2019

NY State Legislature Passes 7 New Voting Reform Bills

On January 14, 2019, both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed seven historic voting reform laws.  Five of the bills have been signed into law. Voting Reform Bills Signed into Law Bill 1 Establishes a system of early voting in every county in the state.  It will be implemented in the upcoming November…
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January 29, 2019

Debates for NYC Public Advocate Special Election

Mark your calendars for the two NYC Public Advocate Special Election Debates hosted by the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Both debates are sponsored and broadcast by NY1.  The first debate will be: Wednesday, February 6th, at 7PM.  The second debate will be: Wednesday, February 20th, at 7PM. This debate is geared toward “leading contenders” in…
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November 29, 2018

TONIGHT: Public Advocate Candidate Forum

After Letitia James’ win for Attorney General of New York, several candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to succeed her as Public Advocate. Tonight, there will be a forum for the candidates. See below for information.  FORUM FOR CANDIDATES FOR NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE  on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:30 P.M., at the Goddard Riverside Community…
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November 2, 2018

When Are You Entitled to An Affidavit Ballot?

If you are a registered voter at your correct poll site and are told you cannot vote, please be advised that you are entitled to an affidavit ballot.  Ask for one. Here is what the NYC Board of Elections states: “If you are not on the poll-list, ask the inspector to verify that you are at…
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Know Your Voting Rights

General Election – November 6, 2018 In order to vote in the general election on November 6, you must have already fulfilled one requirement: Have already registered to vote in New York by October 12, 2018. To verify your voter registration status or to find your polling place, please use Who’s On The Ballot, found here. You may also…
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November 1, 2018

TONIGHT: Elections Town Hall Event

Tonight, Manhattan Community Board 8 is hosting a event titled “Understand Your Ballot: An Educational Town Hall” from 6:30-9:00 PM at PS Beekman Hill International School located 231-249 E 56th Street. Sitting on the panel will be:Comptroller Scott StringerManhattan Borough President Gale BrewerCouncil Member Ben Kallos Council Member Brad Lander John Siegal, Charter Revision Commission…
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