Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 2, marks NYC election day. Across the city, residents who didn’t vote early will be hitting the polls to cast their ballots for mayor, borough president, comptroller, City Council, public advocate and more. 

Below are some key things you need to know as a Bushwick resident going into election day. 

Where am I voting?

You can find your polling location on this page.

When is voting? 

Poll locations are supposed to be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Bushwick and across the city. But, to make sure, you should search your polling location information.  

Who is on the ballot?

As mentioned above, Tuesday’s general elections will determine many important future NYC leaders, including mayor, comptroller, City Council representatives, public advocate and more. 

You can find a full sample ballot by entering your address here.

If you live in or around Bushwick (City Council Districts 34, 37 and 30), here is an introduction to the City Council candidates you’ll see on your ballot. And here is a Q&A that we published last week with Jennifer Gutiérrez, the expected winner of the seat in District 34, which spans across sections of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Ridgewood. 

What proposals are on the ballot?

Also on the ballot will be five proposals regarding potential changes to the New York State Constitution. The proposals have already been passed by the New York State Legislature, and now it is up to the voters to vote “yes” or “no” to determine whether or not the proposals are accepted. 

The first proposal involves changing New York’s redistricting process and capping the number of potential state senators. The second proposal would establish the right to clean air, clean water and a healthful environment. The third proposal would allow for same-day voter registration. The fourth proposal would make it easier to vote absentee, and the final proposal would allow civil courts to hear higher claims.

Read more about New York’s five ballot proposals here

Can I still vote absentee? 

The deadline to request an absentee ballot online or by mail was Oct. 18, and Monday, Nov. 1, is the deadline for requesting absentee ballots in person. All those who have an absentee ballot must mail their ballots by Nov. 2 and also have them postmarked on or before that date. 

How will voting work?

The primary race, which happened in June, featured ranked-choice voting for the first time. But the general elections on Nov. 2 will not. Just like usual, voters will be asked to fill in one bubble for their preferred candidate.


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