General Election (October 29 - November 8)

General Election (October 29 - November 8)

 

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Date

Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Description

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES

Federal, state, and judicial offices will be on the ballot, and NYC voters will also be able to vote on four ballot proposals.

New York City Board of Elections website vote.nyc 
New York State Board of Elections website elections.ny.gov 
Check your voter registration status at vote.nyc/page/am-i-registered or call 1-866-868-3692. It is a best practice to check your voter registration status before every election. You will also get a list of the early voting sites and hours and can generate a sample ballot (closer to the election date). 
Register to vote (Voter Registration Form) at vote.nyc/page/register-vote. This form is also used to change your address or party affiliation.
Request Absentee Ballot vote.nyc/page/absentee-voting-0 

 

October 14    Deadline for voter registration for General Election
October 18    Deadline for change of address for General Election
October 24    Deadline to request Absentee Ballot
October 29 - November 6    Early Voting

November 8    General Election

Ballot proposals

Four ballot proposals will be on the ballot for the General Election

Voters will have the opportunity to vote Yes or No for each proposal.

1.    State proposal. Clean Water, Clean Air, And Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. To address and combat the impact of climate change and damage to the environment, the "Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” authorizes the sale of state bonds up to four billion two hundred million dollars to fund environmental protection, natural restoration, resiliency, and clean energy projects. 

The NYC Racial Justice Commission has placed three non-partisan ballot proposals on the 11/8/22 General Election ballot:

2.    City Proposal. Add a Statement of Values to Guide Government. This proposal would amend the New York City Charter to:

Add a preamble, which would be an introductory statement of values and vision aspiring toward “a just and equitable city for all” New Yorkers; and

Include in the preamble a statement that the City must strive to remedy “past and continuing harms and to reconstruct, revise, and reimagine our foundations, structures, institutions, and laws to promote justice and equity for all New Yorkers.”

The preamble is intended to guide City government in fulfilling its duties.

3.    City Proposal. Establish a Racial Equity Office, Plan, and Commission. This proposal would amend the City Charter to:

Require citywide and agency-specific Racial Equity Plans every two years. The plans would include intended strategies and goals to improve racial equity and to reduce or eliminate racial disparities;

Establish an Office of Racial Equity and appoint a Chief Equity Officer to advance racial equity and coordinate the City’s racial equity planning process. The Office would support City agencies in improving access to City services and programs for those people and communities who have been negatively affected by previous policies or actions, and collect and report data related to equity; and

Establish a Commission on Racial Equity, appointed by City elected officials. In making appointments to this Commission, elected officials would be required to consider appointees who are representative of or have experience advocating for a diverse range of communities. The Commission would identify and propose priorities to inform the racial equity planning process and review agency and citywide Racial Equity Plans.

4.    City Proposal. Measure the True Cost of Living. This proposal would amend the City Charter to:

Require the City to create a “true cost of living” measure to track the actual cost in New York City of meeting essential needs, including housing, food, childcare, transportation, and other necessary costs, and without considering public, private, or informal assistance, in order to inform programmatic and policy decisions; and

Require the City government to report annually on the “true cost of living” measure.

Voter Guide at nycvotes.org/meet-the-candidates.

 

Who Should Attend

Open to all registered voters

Venue

(various)
New York , NY
United States