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New York City Elections

Will NYC Voters Be Confused By Old, Lever-Style Machines?

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 08.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Voters in New York City's upcoming primary will be making choices for the city's future by going back to its past. Thanks to a timing iss...

Michael McLaughlin

NYC Mayoral Candidate Attends Vigil For Slain Woman In The Middle Of The Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's 3 a.m. Do you know where your candidate for mayor is? Maybe poll leader and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is dreaming abou...

Jason Linkins

Vito Fossella Denies The Media A Third Ring For Their New York Political Circus

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.11.2013 | New York

The New York Observer's Colin Campbell made good use of the sudden return of Eliot Spitzer to the political limelight, corralling the would-be New Yor...

Raising the Cigarette Sales Age to 21: Politics Meets Paternalism

Audrey Silk | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York
Audrey Silk

Minors shouldn't smoke. There is a law already on the books that covers this. Sales to minors are illegal. Enforce it and leave the adults alone.

Noncitizens Could Soon Vote In NYC Elections

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of thousands of immigrants could get the right to vote in New York City elections under a proposal that would mark the bigge...

Deja-Rudy Giuliani In NYC

Posted 05.01.2013 | New York

It's deja-Rudy in New York City. That's right, another Rudy Giuliani is said to be eyeing public office in the city. The New York Post reports Rud...

Cathy Guerriero NYC Public Advocate Candidate: Unfiltered and Driven

Melani Robinson | Posted 03.21.2013 | New York
Melani Robinson

Think Melanie Griffith's character in Working Girl except with a Ph.D. Cathy Guerriero, candidate for the office of Public Advocate for the City of New York, is determined to win. Born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island -- she may reside in Manhattan but her blue-collar roots are deep.

Honest Fair Elections and Honest Campaign Ads in New York!

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Supported by people at such opposite ends of the political spectrum as Bill Moyers and Senator John McCain, Fair Elections would return our government to one that is of, by, and for the people -- not bought and paid for by special interests.

Transgender Man Could Be New York City Council's First If Elected

New York Times | KATE TAYLOR | Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices

These are just a few of the subjects that Mel Wymore, a candidate for City Council on the Upper West Side, brought up in an interview before addressin...

Bloomberg's Legacy Is at Risk -- Here's How He Can Save It

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Even during the boom, many New Yorkers saw their wages stagnate while housing prices escalated. Under Bloomberg, New York saw extraordinary growth, but it was far from equitable.

New York's Digitized Dems Can Take Over City Council Sept. 15

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Diane Francis

Obama supporters -- about one million registered Democrats -- can vote in next Tuesday's local primary election, and only a tiny fraction of this number could swing the results.

Bump the Birds

Gotham Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As candidates scramble to qualify for the fall elections, play 'Bump the Birds,' our new ballot access game. Are you smart enough to get on the ballot...