November 7, 2017

What Else Are We Voting For On Election Day 2017?

What Else Are We Voting For On Election Day 2017?
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What exactly are we voting for November 7?

The midterm elections are one year away, but there are still some very important races and ballot questions in the tri-state area which should drive some citizens to the ballot box to elect their next local leader. 

In New Jersey, a new governor will be chosen where the controversial Chris Christie’s time in office has come to an end. Meanwhile in New York City, a heated battle for the mayoral race has Mayor Bill de Blasio confident that he will stay at his position for the next four years. 

Below you can find out the races, and click on the link to get some information on their policies of the other races that you may see in your ballot on Tuesday.

New York Races:


Democrat: Bill de Blasio – Incumbent – For Details

Republican: Nicole Malliotakis – For Details

Green: Akeem Browder – For Details

Reform: Sal F. Albanese – For Details

Dump the Mayor: Bo Dietl – For Details

Smart Cities: Micahel Tokin – For Details

Public Advocate

Letitia James (Democratic/Working Families)

Juan Carlos Polanco (Republican/Reform/Stop de Blasio)

Michael A. O’Reilly (Conservative)

James C. Lane (Green)

Devin Balkind (Libertarian)


Scott M. Stringer (Democratic/Working Families)

Michael J. Faulkner (Republican/Conservative/Reform/Stop de Blasio)

Julia A. Willebrand (Green)

Alex Merced (Libertarian)


Statewide questions:

Public Question 1: 

‘Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?’

Public Question 2: 

‘(Should there) be an amendment to allow the complete or partial forfeiture of a public officer’s pension if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony?’

Public Question 3:

(An amendment to allow) public utility lines and bicycle paths on certain state lands in the forest preserve and establishing a forest preserve health and safety land account.’ 


New Jersey Races:


Democrat: Phil Murphy – For Details

Republican: Kim Guadagno – For Details

Independent: Gina Genovese – For Details

Green Party: Seth Kaper-Dale – For Details

Constitution Party: Matthew Riccardi – For Details

Libertarian: Peter Rohrman – For Details

Independent: Vincent Ross – For Details

Statewide questions:

Public Question 1: 

Do you approve the “New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act”? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $125 million. The proceeds of the bonds will be used to provide grants to public libraries. The grants will be used to build, equip, and expand public libraries to increase capacity and serve the public

Public Question 2: 

Do you approve amending the Constitution to dedicate all moneys collected by the State relating to natural resource damages in cases of contamination of the environment? The moneys would have to be used to repair, restore, replace, or preserve the State’s natural resources. The moneys may also be used to pay legal or other costs incurred by the State in pursuing its claims.