New York City — The city is holding general elections for city civil court, supreme court, and the District 45 city council seat tomorrow, on November 5, 2019. On the ballot are also proposed revisions to the New York City Charter, legislation proposals built on public meetings and hearings throughout the city that provided insight on community issues.
Where am I voting?
Visit the New York City Board of Elections website to see a sample ballot and find your polling site. Type in your address: it will show you your polling station; on the same page click “Ballot Information” in the top right corner then click “View Sample Ballot.”
What are we voting for?
In this round of elections, the only citywide position we will be voting for is Public Advocate: Democratic incumbent, Jumaane D. Williams of Brooklyn, will face Councilman Joseph Borelli, a Republican from Staten Island.
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The other three races are for Queens residents: Justice of the Supreme Court in the 11th Judicial District, Judge of the Civil Court, and District Attorney.
Proposed revisions to the New York City Charter:
The revisions proposed are for: voting for primary and special elections, allowing the Civilian Complaint Review Board to investigate and potentially prosecute officers suspected of lying during a review board investigation, extending the ban applied to officials lobbying their former agency colleagues to two years instead of one, creating a “rainy day fund” in the City’s budget, and community boards playing a role in urban planning.
To prepare for the five proposed revisions to the New York City Charter, you can read comments in support of and opposition to each one, on the Campaign Finance Board’s website to make an informed decision.