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Albany Democrats Seize Control of Redistricting, With Unclear Role for Public

After years of championing an independent commission for the redrawing of political districts, state leaders now say they are taking over the process, as a wide coalition of advocates clamor for more transparency.

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Divided Redistricting Commission Stalemates, Sends Dueling Lines to Legislature

The new 10-member commission was meant to wrestle control of the election map-making process from party control, but they failed again to reach a consensus.

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The Election Is Finally Over. What’s Next and How Did Three Ballot Proposals Fail?

Here’s the latest on the results, what the mayor-elect is up to now, what the heck happened with those ballot questions — and how New York’s political district lines will get drawn next year.

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New York on Track to Pass Environmental Rights Ballot Proposal as Voting Changes Get Shot Down

Voters appear to have enshrined environmental rights in the state Constitution. But early results show they may have nixed making it easier to vote and changing the redistricting process. Meanwhile, a measure to expand Civil Court cases seemed headed for an OK.

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Election Day Is Here for New York City. We’ve Got Your Last-Minute Voting Guide.

Don’t panic! Procrastinators, we’ve got you on ballot questions, City Council races and where to bring that absentee on the final day.

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All About Your NYC Election Ballot: Put a Stamp On It. Or Two?

Early voting ends this Sunday — Halloween — and Election Day, which is merely the final day to cast a ballot, is next Tuesday, Nov. 2. We’re answering some last-minute questions from readers about ballots.

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NYC General Election Prep: What to Know Before Heading to the Polls

New Yorkers will soon lock in their choices for new local leaders for mayor and more. Here’s your guide on your civic duty: key dates, getting a ballot, who’s running and New York’s — count ‘em — five ballot proposal questions.

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What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

The handful of ballot proposals being decided on Nov. 2 touch on the future of political representation in Albany, environmental rights for citizens, making it easier to vote and how New York’s civil court functions.

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As Primary Comes Down to Absentee Ballots, Here’s Where They’re Coming From

Eric Adams is ahead by about 15,000 in-person votes after first-ranked choice vote tabulations. But Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley stand to benefit greatly from 125,000 outstanding Democratic absentee ballots, our analysis found.

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Are You Prepared for the NYC Primary on June 22? Here are Some Last-Minute Tips

Can you drop off ballots for friends? Do you need postage to send in absentee ballots? And what’s the deal again with ranked choice voting? Good questions. We’ve got some answers...

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Early Voting Begins June 12 in NYC’s Primary. Here’s What You Need to Know

You can cast your ballot for mayor and the rest of the citywide races beginning Saturday. Here’s the lowdown on everything from where to find your early voting site to how to navigate ranked choice voting.

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Will NYC’s Mayoral Wannabes Listen to Young New Yorkers?

The pandemic and last year’s racial justice protests ignited increased youth interest in local politics. Whether or not they can vote, young New Yorkers want their priorities heard this election season.

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Why We Might Not Know Who Won the NYC Mayoral Primary Until Mid-July

Initial ranked choice voting tabulation is expected to be quick. But Board of Election officials will have to wait for absentee and affidavit ballots in races without a romp.

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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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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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No Mischief in Presidential Ballot Bungle, But Firm Shut Out of Primary Printing Job

A city investigation found no evidence of interference in the debacle that forced officials to resend ballots to about 100,000 Brooklyn voters ahead of the Trump-Biden contest. The company responsible for the mess is sitting out this election.

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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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Here’s the Ballot Lineup for June 22 New York City Primaries

The number of candidates for everything from mayor to City Council has narrowed. But a lot of hopefuls still pack the first citywide ranked choice voting ballot. We’ve got some lists.

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The NYC Mayoral Ballot Name Game: From Adams to Yang, Will Order Count?

Candidates face a lottery Thursday for ballot positioning — all the more important this year because of crowded races, ranked choice and absentee voting.