Jeff Foreman, Director of Policy
We’ve been writing a lot about our recent, highly successful voter registration drive. You can read more about that here. But it’s not just about registering…
Today, September 10th, is Primary Election Day! Please vote.
This is a critical election in New York City. The Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, all Borough Presidents, District Attorneys and every City Council seat is up for election. This election is to choose party nominees. It’s open only to those registered with a political party that’s nominating candidates.
Due to term limits and incumbents not seeking re-election, there will be a new Mayor, newcomers in every citywide elected office, new Borough Presidents in 4-of-5 boroughs and a Council with almost half new Members next year. That’s historic. It’s an opportunity to stand up for people experiencing homelessness, access to health care and health clinics, affordable housing and your own visions of what our city should be. Care for the Homeless is nonpartisan; we don’t endorse candidates, campaigns or parties. We do endorse exercising your right to Vote!
You can access information at nyc.pollsitelocator.com about where to vote in the City. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. This election, votes will be cast on mechanical “lever” voting machines. Lines, if any, should be far shorter than last year’s Presidential elections.
If there’s a runoff election (if any candidate for a citywide party nomination get less than 40% of the vote cast) it’ll be on October 1st. The General Election, including candidates nominated today, will be November 5th.
Please join the 247 new voters our Care for the Homeless client leaders recently registered, in voting today.
Interested in advocating for policy changes to end homelessness? Email Jeff Foreman to get involved.