2017 Dnotes - General Election(pdf)
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D.I.D. Voter Guide - November 7, 2017 General Election
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
THIS IS OUR STRONGEST ENDORSEMENT
Vote the DEMOCRAT running on the INDEPENDENCE line.
Alternative: Cast a WRITE-IN VOTE for Christopher Marte on the blank line.
See The Villager:
Christopher Marte info:
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
MAYOR --- NO ENDORSEMENT
DISTRICT ATTORNEY --- NO ENDORSEMENT
Incumbent D.A. Cyrus Vance received no endorsement due to lack of criminal justice and incarceration reforms.
Recently two write-in candidates have entered the race.
D.I.D. recommends a WRITE-IN vote for either of these two Democratic candidates:
PETER GLEASON - Update: Peter Gleason has withdrawn his candidacy and is supporting Marc Fliedner.
STATE SENATOR --- NO ENDORSEMENT
The Democratic candidate Brian Kavanagh, an Assembly Member from a neighboring district, is progressive on election reform and environmental issues. But how Kavanagh was selected as the Democratic candidate is of great concern.
State Senator Dan Squadron abruptly resigned at a date too late for candidates to get on the ballot for the September primary election Due to the timing, our County Committee (the volunteer local level of the Democratic Party) was convened to pick a candidate for the November election. County Committee voted overwhelming by 72% for PAUL NEWELL. The Manhattan party boss, in collusion with the Brooklyn party boss, ignored the County Committee vote. Instead they handpicked Brian Kavanagh, the favored candidate of former State Senator Squadron and Mayor DeBlasio.
Last week, D.I.D. members asked that voters cast a WRITE-IN vote for Paul Newell. Newell himself declined, and abstained from the vote.
We surely want Kavanagh to do well for us, and wish him well as the most likely winner. Yet it must be called out that democracy within our own Democratic party is lacking.
JUSTICES for the SUPREME COURT --- Vote for all
BACK OF THE BALLOT --- VOTE
1. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION --- NO
2. FORFEITURE OF PUBLIC OFFICIAL'S --- YES
PENSION IF CONVICTED OF A CERTAIN
TYPE OF FELONY
3. CREATE 250 ACRES LAND ACCOUNT --- YES
OF FOREST PRESERVE IN EXCHANGE
FOR SPECIFIC USES ON CURRENT LAND
NOT CURRENTLY ALLOWED
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If you have any questions or problems, call us at (212) 460-8844 or contact the Board of Elections at (212) 487-5400 or (212) 886-2100.
Board of Elections voter info: www.vote.nyc.ny.us/ <http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us/>
VOTE! Tuesday NOVEMBER 7, 2017
For September 12, 2017 NY City Democratic Primary Election:
City Council District 1
City Council District 2
City Council District 3
65th Assembly District, Part C
66th Assembly District, Part B
Manhattan Borough President
Civil Court Judge (2 positions)
Judicial Delegates & Alternates (appointed)
65th Assembly District
Samuel H. Chiera
Wei Li Tjong (alternate)
66th Assembly District
Jeanne Kazel Wilcke
David J. Karlin (alternate)
Harold Donohue (alternate)