Still Getting Your Bearings With The Upcoming City Elections? These Workshops Are Here To Help

03/29/2021 in
Still Getting Your Bearings With The Upcoming City Elections? These Workshops Are Here To Help

This year’s municipal elections bring with them a major sea change. Not only are we electing a new mayor, but we’ll also be electing a new comptroller, five borough presidents, a new Manhattan District Attorney, and nearly two-thirds of the city council, to name a few.

The pool of candidates is vast and diverse, and to make things even more complicated, we have a new ranked-choice voting system, too. 

That’s a lot to navigate — but if you’re struggling to figure out this year’s ballot, the Downtown Alliance and LMHQ have teamed up for a series of free virtual workshops focused on the municipal elections. Coming up first: On April 14, “Know Before You Vote: Who Does What” gives an overview of the roles and responsibilities of NYC elected officials.

The presentation will provide all of the information you need to understand their job functions and how elected leaders can guide us out of the Covid-19 crisis and help  New York to rebuild  and reimagine itself.

And on May 12, “Know Before You Vote: Ranked-Choice Voting” will provide an overview of the new ballot voting system. Both workshops will have you ready to make your selections like a pundit.

The series is also in partnership with the League of Women Voters and the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association. Register for the events at  LMHQ.nyc, and mark your calendars for New York City’s primary on June 22.

photo: iStock

Tags: Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, elections, league of women voters, LMHQ

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