Hey, New Yorkers, getting ready to vote in the general election on Tuesday, November 5? Let this voting guide help you navigate all the big races, the thorny issues and lead you to the right place and right dates to vote.
For the first time, New Yorkers were able to vote early, from Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 3.
Need help finding where to go vote? Use the widget below to find your poll site for early voting and Election Day. Note: The locations may differ.
On the back of the ballot, New York City residents can vote on amendments to the city's charter — which is essentially its constitution.
Those amendments could create a new system of casting your ballot — known as ranked-choice voting — as well as other changes to:
The Civil Complaint Review Board (CCRB)
The city budget
Public review of land use proposals
Democratic Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is facing Republican Staten Island Councilman Joe Borelli and Libertarian candidate Devin Balkind.
The Public Advocate is first in line to succeed the mayor if the mayor cannot complete their term.
JUMAANE WILLIAMS (D)
Current Public Advocate
JOE BORELLI (R)
Democratic Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is facing Republican Joe Murray, a registered Democrat, criminal defense attorney, and a former police officer.
The Queens district attorney is in charge of a team of prosecutors who handle all criminal cases in the borough. A DA can help determine which crimes are prosecuted — and how severely.
MELINDA KATZ (D)
JOE MURRAY (R)
October 26 — Early voting begins in New York City.
October 29 — Last date to postmark an absentee ballot application. You can request an absentee ballot if you cannot vote in person.
November 4 — Last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot, and the last day to postmark an absentee ballot (must be received by the New York City Board of Elections by November 12).
November 5 — Last day to deliver an absentee ballot in person to the New York City Board of Elections.
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