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What New Yorkers Need to Know for The Midterm Elections!

The midterm elections are right around the corner – and they may just be the most important midterm elections ever.  So much is at stake! The candidates running for election across the country also happen to be the most diverse bunch that the US has ever seen. 272 of the 964 candidates are women, and white men make up only 58% of the candidates running – the lowest in the past four elections. It is of great importance that you go out to vote!

Logistics

This year’s midterm elections will take place on Tuesday, November 6th. As always, polls around New York City and Long Island will open at 6 a.m and close at 9 p.m.

To find out where to vote, go to New York State’s Board of Elections website. After entering identifying information, the site will provide you with your polling site, your personal voting information and your Voting District’s information. You should know that if you go to your correct polling site, and your name is not found on the roll, you have a right to request an affidavit ballot.  You can also fill out an affidavit ballot if the polling site on the board of elections site is incorrect.

For these elections, there are companies who are taking an extra step to get as much people voting as possible:

  • Lyft and Buzzfeed have partnered to give passengers 50% off New York City on rides to a polling site on election day.
  • Uber is also giving 50% off on rides to polling sites– you can find more information about that here
  • Citi Bike is offering free passes on November 6th- use the code BIKETOVOTE to redeem

Who’s Running?

Ballot Proposal Measures

On your ballot this year, you’ll be asked about whether or not you think these three different ballot proposals should be adopted:

  1. Campaign Finance
  2. Civic Engagement Commission
  3. Community Boards

The pros and cons, along with statements supporting and against each proposal can be found on the New York City Campaign Finance Board’s website.

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Senior Partner Ms. Wittenstein began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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