By Rachel Holliday Smith, Ari Ephraim Feldman, Sam Rabiyah and Suhail Bhat// TheCity.nyc In Partnership with Spectrum News NY1 Who represents you and who wants the job? How has your district changed? And who are the neighbors voting with you? 9 days until early voting starts: JUNE 17-25 19 days until election day: JUNE 27 On June 27, every one of New York’s 51 […]
NEW YORK, N.Y. – August 23, 2022: A sign identifies a polling location in Lower Manhattan on a congressional primary election day. (Shutterstock) By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY For the last two election cycles, New York City voters have used ranked choice voting, which was approved by 73% of voters in 2019 to vote in local […]
Democratic strategists worry the party isn’t doing enough to motivate Black voters.
Brunswick, Georgia USA – December 31, 2020: Scenes from the Collard Green Caucus food giveaway, sponsored by Black Voters Matter and A Better Glynn, held at Ballard Park. (Shutterstock) By Holly Otterbein and Elena Schneider, Politico PHILADELPHIA — On a chilly afternoon last week, Pastor Melanie DeBouse stood on a small stage in a city […]
VENTURA COUNTY, CA – JUNE 7, 2016 — Hispanic male turns in ballot at Ventura Polling Station for California primary Ventura County, California. (Shutterstock) By Andrew Lim, Immigration Impact With the 2022 midterm elections just weeks away, all eyes are shifting to states where close races are expected. A lot has changed since the last […]
By Chris Tobias On Friday, July 22, the New York City Law Department filed a notice that it would appeal with the Appellate Division, Second Department. The effort gives hope in the fight to enfranchise nearly 1 million new voters starting next year. Local Law 11 is a new law extending voting rights to certain […]
800,000 New Yorkers will now be able to vote for mayor and other local positions as City Council passes the Our City Our Vote Bill.
People cast their vote for the 2020 U.S Presidential Election at a polling site in Manhattan on November 3, 2020 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Documented NY New York City will become the largest municipality in the nation to permit noncitizens to vote in local elections, after the New […]
New York City will become the largest municipality in the country to allow legal residents to vote if the legislation is approved as expected in December.
By Jeffery C. Mays and Annie Correal, NY Times For decades, lawmakers and immigrant advocates in New York City have pushed for legislation that would allow legal residents who are not citizens to vote in municipal elections, a right they had in school board elections until the boards were abolished in the early 2000s. Now […]