Your Local Voting Guide


Make sure to stop by the ballot box on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. With a vote for mayor on this year’s ballot, it’s going to be a big one, but there are also many choices to make that will affect our borough and immediate districts as well. Here’s a rundown of what’s on the local ballots.

Mayor of NYC

Bill de Blasio (D) is hoping to win re-election, but Nicole Malliotakis, running on the Republican, Conservative and “Stop de Blasio” ticket is hoping to challenge him. So are Akeem Browder of the Green Party, Sal F. Albanese of the Reform party, Bo Dietl of the “Dump the Mayor” party, Libertarian Aaron Commey and Michael Tolkin, running on the Smart Cities platform.

City Comptroller

Scott Stringer (D) is hoping to maintain his spot as city comptroller, but Michael J. Faulkner of the Conservative, Reform, Republican and "Stop de Blasio" parties is running against him, as well as Julia Willebrand of the Green Party and Libertarian Alex Merced.

Public Advocate

Letitia James (D) is up for re-election and Juan Carlos Polanco of the Reform, Republican and "Stop de Blasio" parties will be challenging her, as well as Conservative Michael O’Reilly, James C. Lane of the Green Party and Libertarian Devin Balkind.

City Council- District 32

Eric A Ulrich, of the Conservative, Independence, Reform and Republican parties is hoping to maintain his role as councilman for District 32, but Democrat Michael Scala is hoping to take the seat.

City Council- District 31

Democrat Donovan J. Richards is up for re-election, but he is running unopposed.

Queens Borough President

Melinda Katz (D) is hoping to keep her seat as Boro Prez, but William Kregler (C, R) and Everly D. Brown, running on the Homeowners NYCHA platform, are her challengers.

Justice of the Supreme Court – 11th Judicial District

You can choose seven out of the nine people running. Among them are Jodi Orlow-Mackoff (C, D), who lives in Rockaway, Richard Latin (D), Joseph Kasper (C, R), James J. Kevins Jr. (R), Ulysses B. Leverett (D), Woodruff L. Carroll (R), David Elliot (C, D, R), Gregory L. Lasak (C, D, R) and Michael B. Aloise (C, D, R).

Don’t forget to check all pages of the ballot! There are three important Statewide Proposals to vote on at the end.

Statewide Proposal Number 1, a Question:

 Constitutional Convention:

Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same? You will vote Yes or No.

Statewide Proposal Number 2, an Amendment:

The proposed Amendment to Section 7 of Article 2 would allow a court to reduce or revoke the public pension of a public officer who is convicted of a felony that has a direct and actual relationship to the performance of the public officer’s existing duties. Shall the proposed amendment be approved? You will vote Yes or No.

Statewide Proposal Number 3, an Amendment:

The proposed amendment will create a land account with up to 250 acres of forest preserve land eligible for use by town, villages and counties that have no viable alternative to using forest preserve land to address specific public health and safety concerns; as a substitute for the land removed from the forest preserve, another 250 acres of land will be added to the forest preserve, subject to legislative approval. The proposed amendment will also allow bicycle trails and certain public utility lanes to be located within the width of specific highways that cross the forest preserve while minimizing removal of trees and vegetation. Shall the proposed amendment be approved? You will vote Yes or No.


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