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A place for THE CITY to encourage and inform engagement in local politics and the electoral process.

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What to Know About the 2021 New York City Council Races

What does a City Council member do, exactly? How will the massive change-over in the Council help shape the city’s future? And who will become our next speaker?

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What You Need to Know About the Public Advocate Race in 2021

What does New York’s public advocate do? And who is challenging current Public Advocate Jumaane Williams? Here’s the lowdown.

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What You Need to Know About the Borough President Races

They are like mini-mayors (with a lot less power) who serve as cheerleaders for their borough and arbiters of certain community services. Here we explain exactly what the office is about and why you should pay attention to the race in your borough.

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What to Know About the 2021 New York City Comptroller’s Race

What does a city comptroller do? And who is running for the seat this year? Here’s your guide to the only other citywide office besides mayor with any real competition yet.

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Republican Mayoral Debate Takeaways: Mateo and Sliwa Shout It Out

GOP hopefuls Fernando Mateo and Curtis Sliwa used their biggest campaign stage yet to loudly fling insults for an hour, but found some areas of agreement — besides their mutual disdain.

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It’s NYC Mayoral Debate Season: What to Watch for as the Candidates Clash

With so many debates and contenders as the crucial June 22 primary approaches, how do you make sense of it all? Some experts offer tips on getting the most out of the candidate meetings.

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See You at Voterfest: Our Civic Newsroom is Headed Outdoors

With public life rebounding and the June 22 citywide primary quickly approaching, we’re headed to Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens for COVID-safe gatherings.

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Watch the NYC Republican Mayoral Primary Debate Here May 26

Candidates Fernando Mateo and Curtis Sliwa will face off at the 7 p.m. event, which will be broadcast by THE CITY’s debate partners NY1 and WNYC. Early voting starts June 12, ahead of the June 22 primary.

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Will Your Primary Vote Count? Why Thousands of New York Ballots Got Tossed

The affidavit ballots of nearly 14,000 registered New York voters across the state in the 2020 general election were disqualified, thanks to a little-known rule. Critics say the system is a form of voter suppression.

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Comptroller and Public Advocate Races: What You Need to Know

The contests for the two key citywide posts are getting lost amid the mayoral primary battle. Here’s why you should care — straight from a former comptroller and an ex-public advocate.

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THE CITY Lo Ayuda a Transitar las Elecciones de 2021

Esta es su guía a una serie regular de publicaciones con todo lo que necesita saber sobre las elecciones que podrían ayudar a transformar la ciudad de Nueva York por muchos años.

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Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre las Elecciones a Fiscal de Distrito de Nueva York en 2021

La elección para el puesto del fiscal de distrito de Manhattan, Cy Vance, está muy concurrida y es feroz. Esta es la información sobre los candidatos y más con miras a la primaria del 22 de junio.

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Watch the First New York City Mayoral Debate Thursday Night Here

THE CITY is co-hosting the candidate face-off with NY1 and WNYC/Gothamist. Adams, Donovan, Garcia, McGuire, Morales, Stringer, Wiley and Yang are set to appear in the potential make-or-break event, which starts at 7 p.m.

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¿Cómo Funciona la Votación por Orden de Preferencia en la Ciudad de Nueva York?

Hay una nueva manera de votar en la ciudad de Nueva York llamada votación por orden de preferencia. Visualmente, el cambio en la papeleta es bastante simple y quienes lo apoyan sostienen que el método hace que las elecciones sean más justas.

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Lo Que Hay Que Saber Sobre las Elecciones del Concejo de la Ciudad de Nueva York en 2021

¿Qué hace un miembro del Concejo de la Ciudad, exactamente? ¿De qué manera ayudará el masivo recambio en el Concejo a moldear el futuro de la ciudad? ¿Y quién será nuestro próximo presidente?

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La Carrera Hacia la Alcaldía: Quién Está en Carrera Para Liderar Esta Ciudad en 2021

En medio de la pandemia que ha destrozado las finanzas de la ciudad, docenas de candidatos han ingresado a la contienda para convertirse en el próximo alcalde. Sus campañas se llevan a cabo en un período abreviado con miras a las primarias del 22 de junio. Esto es lo que necesita saber.

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Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre las Elecciones de 2021 en la Ciudad de Nueva York

¿Ya se siente perdido? Aquí le presentamos la información básica sobre quién está en carrera para qué cargo, qué está en juego y demás información esencial para ayudar a los neoyorquinos a seguir el abrumador período de elecciones que se desarrollará este año.

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Can You Vote in New York City’s June 22 Primary Election?

Time is running out to register. Here is what you need to know to make sure you can cast your ranked-choice ballot for everything from your local City Council contest to the citywide race for mayor.

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Meet Your Mayor Supersized: Now Featuring More Candidates

Learn how Democrats Art Chang, Aaron Foldenauer, Paperboy Prince and Joycelyn Taylor stack up against your views — and those of the candidates you’ve more likely heard about.

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THE CITY to Co-Host First Official Democratic Mayoral Primary Debate on May 13

The eight major candidates, from Adams to Yang, are set to square off at the 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. event, to be broadcast by debate partners NY1 and WNYC. Early voting starts June 12 ahead of the June 22 primary.