Who are you voting for tomorrow? Don’t miss your chance to score a snazzy “I Voted” sticker to snap a civic engagement-promoting selfie tomorrow – and most importantly help decide who NYC’s next Public Advocate will be.
From NYC Votes: “The public advocate is New York City’s second-highest ranking elected official and can step in to act as mayor if the mayor is absent or unable to perform their duties. As the people’s legal representative in city government, the public advocate has the power to investigate complaints and make recommendations about city agencies and services, provide information that allows New Yorkers to protect themselves, and introduce or co-sponsor bills.”
The winner will serve until 12/31/19 and a second election will be in September for the remainder of the four-year term ending 12/31/21 with a possible runoff election is scheduled for November.
The office of New York City’s public advocate was vacated last December after former Public Advocate Letitia James was sworn as NY’s Attorney General. All registered voters in New York City are eligible to vote in this special election. Check your voter status at voterlookup.elections.ny.gov and find your polling location.