As Latest Reforms Head to Voters for Approval, Advocates Celebrate Passage of Extensive Election Package
The New York State Assembly on Tuesday approved two bills that would amend the state constitution to make significant changes to voting laws, and the proposals will now go to voters on this fall’s ballot.
Ten candidates running in the Democratic primary for City Council in Manhattan's 7th District gathered by Zoom for a debate hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network and moderated by Gotham Gazette editor Ben Max. The candidates are vying to replace term-limited Council Member Mark Levine...
Six candidates running for NYC Comptroller appeared at a forum hosted by the Citizens Budget Commission, a nonprofit fiscal watchdog group.
Three Democratic candidates for mayor of New York City spoke at a forum Wednesday evening about their visions for restoring and enhancing the city's workforce going into the pandemic recovery.
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joined Gotham Gazette executive editor Ben Max on the television program #DecisionNYC. Decision NYC airs Sundays at 9pm and Fridays at 6pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993).
Many improvements to last year's provisions -- which included the near-universal expansion of absentee voting -- are still on the table, and some emergency measures have expired as New Yorkers gear up for another pandemic-era election.
88,000 New York City Voters Shifted from Republican or Independent to Democratic Party Ahead of Primary
The Democratic Party in New York has consistently grown its voter base over the years and has also drawn previously party-unaffiliated and Republican voters to its ranks.
In the 2021 City elections, New Yorkers will be using a new system called "ranked choice" to vote. Gotham Gazette editor Ben Max, Brigid Bergin of WNYC radio, Jeff Mays of The New York Times, and Allie Swatek of the Campaign Finance Board discussed the details of this new way of voting on the latest...
LiveOn NY and City Limits hosted a non-partisan, virtual Mayoral Forum on Aging in New York City.