Voter Guide for the Public Advocate Race is Now Available


The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) announces the release of the official Voter Guide for the citywide special election for Public Advocate on Tuesday, February 26. New Yorkers may visit and click "Read the Voter Guide" for information about the candidates on the ballot and how to vote.

The Voter Guide includes profiles for each of the candidates who submitted materials, including their top three issues, a video statement, and other info on their backgrounds in professional and public life. In addition to providing nonpartisan info about the candidates, the Voter Guide allows New Yorkers to look up their poll sites, read news articles about the special election, and learn more about their voting rights and deadlines.

Polls will be open on Election Day, February 26, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In order to cast a ballot, New Yorkers need to be registered to vote by the deadline on February 16.

"The Public Advocate is next in line to the mayor, and provides a voice in government for the concerns of everyday New Yorkers by introducing legislation in the City Council," said Amy Loprest, Executive Director of the NYC Campaign Finance Board. "The Voter Guide allows New Yorkers to compare and contrast each of their options on the ballot, helping them make an informed decision with their vote on February 26."


The CFB creates an online guide for every city election, which lists all candidates who were expected to be on the ballot at the time of publication. The profile information and photos are submitted by the candidates, all of whom have affirmed that the information provided is true to the best of their knowledge. Candidates without profile information or photos did not respond to our requests to participate.

NYC Votes is the nonpartisan voter engagement initiative of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) and its Voter Assistance Advisory Committee (VAAC). In addition to promoting voter registration, participation, and civic engagement in New York City through its many programs and partnerships, NYC Votes sponsors the city’s official Debate Program and produces the citywide Voter Guide.