‘I was clear that I would be voting for the Public Advocate and the Queens District Attorney, but I did not know that there would be all these strange questions and other things about the courts, so what I did was choose all the Democrats I saw who were women,’ one voter told El Diario.
On Tuesday, New Yorkers will hit the polls to cast ballots in a number of races: for public advocate, for district attorneys in three boroughs, in one City Council race and for a number of judicial posts. There are also proposed charter changes.
Two leading advocates say the proposed changes to police misconduct investigations, the land-use process and budget rules are substantive if not sweeping—while ranked-choice voting represents a significant change to how democracy operates in New York.
On Election Day, November 5, New York City voters will have a chance to increase police oversight powers, established rank-choice voting and solidify the budgets of major officials, and make other changes to the City Charter, which is the rulebook for municipal government.