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Know Your Vote: NYC General Elections – November 6, 2018

Below is a timeline of news headlines from congressional and state legislative races on the ballot in NYC. We’ll continue adding to the list until Election Day.

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Last updated on 10/26/2018

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Ballot Proposals

3rd Congressional District
Boroughs: Queens, Suffolk County, Nassau County
Candidates: Thomas R. Suozzi, Dan P. DeBono

  • October 10, 2018 – Suozzi says bipartisanship is the way forward (Island Now)
  • October 4, 2018 – DeBono not taking corporate PAC cash (Queens Chronicle)
  • October 2, 2018 – Suozzi, DeBono prepare for debates (Island Now)
  • September 18, 2018 – Cuomo, Democrats targeting Trump in general election (Newsday)
  • August 24, 2018 – Trump ally Roger Stone backs Republican Dan DeBono for Congress in 3rd District (Newsday)
  • July 23, 2018 – Ex-Navy SEAL Slams 'Despicable' Protesters Who Burned Flag Outside Maxine Waters' Office (Fox News)
  • July 23, 2018 – Suozzi among handful of Dems to back ICE (Island Now)
  • March 11, 2018 – Dan DeBono gets Republican nod to challenge Rep. Thomas Suozzi (Newsday)
  • March 1, 2018 – Queens GOP picks candidates (Queens Chronicle)
  • February 21, 2018 – DeBono looks to break up complacency in 3rd District (Island Now)
  • February 8, 2018 – Suozzi has primary, general election foes (Queens Chronicle)

9th Congressional District
Borough: Brooklyn
Candidates: Yvette D. Clarke, Lutchi Gayot, Joel Anabilah-Azumah

  • May 14, 2018 – Meet Lutchi Gayot: Haitian-American GOP Congress Candidate (Kings County Politics)
  • March 2, 2018 – Joel Anabilah-Azumah on Arming Teachers, Supporting the Muslim Ban, And Not Allowing Transgender People To Serve. He’s Running For Congress. (Bklyner)

11th Congressional District
Boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn
Candidates: Max N. Rose, Dan Donovan, Henry J. Bardel

  • October 30, 2018 – Staten Island Rep. Dan Donovan locked in surprisingly close race (New York Post)
  • October 30, 2018 – Max Rose’s 'Staten Island first' strategy (City & State NY)
  • October 25, 2018 – 'It's not like the rest of the city': can a Democrat flip Trump-voting Staten Island? (The Guardian)
  • October 25, 2018 – Max & Murphy: Dan Donovan on Mail Bombs, Illegal Immigration and Trump’s Pardon Powers (City Limits)
  • October 24, 2018 – Staten Island Is Trump’s New York City Stronghold. Can the Dems Win It Back? (Rolling Stone)
  • October 23, 3018 – Last Republican standing (Crain's New York)
  • October 22, 2018 – Congressional candidate Max Rose makes illegal U-turn in St. George (Staten Island Advance)
  • October 18, 2018 – Can NYC Democrats Flip Staten Island's House Seat Blue? (Gothamist)
  • October 17, 2018 – A Detailed Breakdown of the Rose-Donovan Debate for SI House Seat (City Limits)
  • October 17, 2018 Campaign Donations and Climate Change: Fact-Checking Some of Donovan and Rose's Claims In Our Congressional Debate (NY1
  • October 16, 2018 – Key clashes from the debate between Dan Donovan, Max Rose (Staten Island Advance)
  • October 16, 2018 – NYC Congressional Debate: Dan Donovan vs. Max Rose (NY1)
  • October 8, 2018 – With mid-terms a month away, Donovan, Dem challenger Rose battle with dueling ads (Staten Island Advance)
  • October 8, 2018 – Come, Hear From Your Candidates in Southern Brooklyn (Bklyner)
  • October 5, 2018 – Donovan, Rose to Face Each Other in First Bay Ridge Debate (Brooklyn Reporter)
  • October 4, 2018 – Over 100 Democrats Want The Next Congress To Prioritize Anti-Corruption Reforms (Huffington Post)
  • October 3, 2018 – Daniel Donovan, Max Rose set to face-off in Advance/NY1 debate (Staten Island Advance)
  • October 3, 2018 – Congressional candidate Max Rose proposes a new vision for Democratic Party leadership (Salon)
  • October 2, 2018 – Max Rose Says Claim That He’s Not A Real Staten Islander Is An Insult To All Vets Like Him (NY1)
  • October 1, 2018 – President Barack Obama endorses Staten Island Democrat Max Rose (Staten Island Advance)
  • October 1, 2018 – NY Congressional Challenger Brings Campaign Reinforcement From Flint, Michigan (NY1)
  • October 1, 2018 – New York Congressional Races to Watch - Start of October (Gotham Gazette)
  • September 29, 2018 – Rivals touting people over party in Staten Island’s fierce House race (New York Post)
  • September 27, 2018 -- Democrats Hope to Beat New York City’s Only G.O.P. Congressman. It Won’t Be Easy. (The New York Times)
  • September 24, 2018 – A Competitive Congressional Race In NYC Is Getting Contentious Because of Campaign Cash (NY1)
  • September 24, 2018 – Funding For The “Blue Wave” Seems to Come Out Of District For 11th Congressional Race (Bklyner)
  • September 23, 2018 – Comptroller Scott Stringer kicks off Max Rose rally on Sunday (Staten Island Advance)
  • September 21, 2018 – Joe Biden endorses Max Rose for Congress (Staten Island Advance)
  • September 18, 2018 – Max Rose slams mayor in ad; gets key endorsements (Staten Island Advance)
  • September 17, 2018 – Army Veteran Hopes To Turn New York’s Only Trump-Friendly Borough Blue (Huffington Post)
  • September 12, 2018 – Candid candidates: Dan Donovan & Max Rose share family photo albums (Staten Island Advance)
  • August 29, 2018 Max Rose challenges GOP Rep. Dan Donovan in first TV ad (CBS News)
  • August 4, 2018 – Max Rose on leave from campaign trail to train with National Guard (New York Post)
  • June 29, 2018 – With G.O.P. Primary on Staten Island Over, Enter the Democrat (The New York Times)
  • June 27, 2018 – Max Rose is running for Congress as a can-do military veteran (City & State NY)

13th Congressional District
Boroughs: Manhattan, The Bronx
Candidates: Adriano Espaillat, Jineea Butler

  • August 13, 2018 – Hip hop community eyeing new political party line on ballot, wants Busta Rhymes or LL Cool J to run for governor (New York Daily News)

14th Congressional District
Boroughs: Queens, The Bronx
Candidates: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Anthony Pappas, Elizabeth Perri, Joseph Crowley

  • October 30, 2018 – GOP ditches Ocasio-Cortez’s opponent after domestic violence claims surface (New York Post)
  • October 8, 2018 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I Lean Into the Misconceptions’ (Rolling Stone)
  • October 3, 2018 – “We Can’t Compromise Where We’re Going”: Alexandrea Ocasio-Cortez Takes Her Socialist Revolution To Washington (Vanity Fair)
  • October 2, 2018 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why She Loves RuPaul and Sonia Sotomayor (Variety)
  • October 1, 2018 – Barack Obama Backs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez In New Round Of Endorsements (Huffington Post)
  • September 24, 2018 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez platform: Everything you need to know (Daily Dot)
  • September 17, 2018 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Politics of a $3,000 Suit (The New York Times)
  • September 16, 2018 – Ocasio-Cortez: My proposals aren’t 'pie in the sky’ (Politico)
  • September 14, 2018 – Ocasio-Cortez to Trump on Puerto Rico deaths: 'My own grandfather died in the aftermath of the storm. Uncounted' (CNN)
  • September 13, 2018 – New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants Medicare For All, Criminal Justice Reform And Environmental Justice (Essence)
  • July 25, 2018 – Crowley plans to stay on third party line in November, won't endorse a Democratic leadership replacement (CNN)
  • July 18, 2018 – Joe Lieberman urges New Yorkers to vote for Joe Crowley over Ocasio-Cortez (ABC News)
  • July 12, 2018 – Ocasio-Cortez Confronts Crowley Over His ‘Third-Party Challenge’ (The New York Times)


11th State Senate District
Boroughs: Queens
CandidatesTony AvellaJohn LiuSimon MinchingVickie Paladino

  • October 29, 2018 – Chat and chew with John Liu, the state senate candidate posts videos of himself pontificating with pastrami (New York Daily News)
  • October 29, 2018 – John Liu posts bizarre video after synagogue shooting (New York Post)
  • October 17, 2018  In Queens, A Republican State Senate Campaign Courts Proud Boys & Neo-Nazis (Gothamist)
  • October 16, 2018 – The One Former IDC Senator Who Refuses To Fade Away (Gothamist)
  • October 14, 2018 – Tony Avella’s longshot state Senate bid (City & State NY)
  • October 11, 2018 – Avella has WEP line, if not its support (Queens Chronicle)
  • October 11, 2018 – Avella will run on minority party lines in November election (Times Ledger)
  • October 11, 2018 – Avella defies his own party’s voters (Queens Chronicle)
  • October 10, 2018 – Avella to stay in the race following primary loss (Times Union)
  • October 10, 2018 – A Queens Lawmaker is Continuing His Campaign Losing His Democratic Primary (NY1)
  • October 9, 2018 – Despite primary loss, Avella seeks re-election to northeast Queens senate seat on third party lines (QNS)
  • October 8, 2018 – Democrat Tony Avella vows to run on third-party ticket after losing primary (New York Post)
  • October 8, 2018 – Tony Avella To Continue NY Senate Campaign Against John Liu (Patch)
  • October 8, 2018 – Defeated Lawmaker to Run for Seat on Third-Party Line (Associated Press)
  • October 8, 2018 – Democrat Tony Avella vows to run on third-party ticket after losing primary (New York Post)
  • October 8, 2018 – State Senator Who Lost Primary Hopes Queens Voters Give Him Win in General Election (Wall Street Journal)
  • September 24, 2018 – Liu in strong position to be 1st Asian-American state senator (WRAL)
  • September 20, 2018 – Meet Northeast Queens' Unconventional State Senate Nominee (Patch)
  • September 20, 2018 – Ousted Tony Avella gave us the silent treatment (Queens Chronicle)
  • September 20, 2018 – Not all of New York's defeated ex-IDC members have conceded (Times Union)
  • September 20, 2018 – Paladino gets GOP ticket, will face Liu (Queens Chronicle)
  • August 2, 2018 – Insurgent Paladino at war with Queens GOP (Queens Chronicle)
  • July 26, 2018 – Queens state Senate candidate says dissolution of IDC inspired run against Avella (QNS)
  • July 26, 2018 – Paladino vows to fight Dems in Albany (Queens Chronicle)
  • July 26, 2018 – Minching wants to turn Avella’s seat red (Queens Chronicle)
  • July 13, 2018 – John Liu Plots a Comeback Trail, Targeting a Renegade Democrat (The New York Times)
  • July 13, 2018 – Former New York City Comptroller to Take On State Senator for Queens Seat (Wall Street Journal)
  • April 17, 2018 – Two Republicans from Little Neck & Whitestone launch bids for Avella’s Queens state Senate seat (QNS)

20th State Senate District
Borough: Brooklyn
Candidates: Zellnor Y. Myrie, Jesse E. Hamilton

  • September 27, 2018 – Zellnor Myrie's fight is not over (City & State NY)
  • September 26, 2018 – State Senate nominee Zellnor Myrie talks his primary win — and how he’ll do it again in Nov. (Brooklyn Paper)

22nd State Senate District
Borough: Brooklyn
Candidates: Martin J. Golden, Andrew S Gounardes

  • October 31, 2018 – New York Reform Party snubs Golden, endorses Gounardes (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 31, 2018  Local Democratic candidates pledge support for tenants’ rights at Bay Ridge town hall (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 30, 2018 – Super PAC created by state laborers union set to fund ads in final week of campaign backing Democratic takeover of NY Senate (New York Daily News)
  • October 29, 2018 – Social justice group demands ouster of Golden staffer Ian Reilly (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 29, 2018 – New York Times editorial board endorses Gounardes over Golden (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 25, 2018 State Senate Debate: Andrew Gounardes vs. Marty Golden (NY1)
  • October 25, 2018 – The Home Reporter To Make Epic Endorsement For Golden (Bklyner)
  • October 25, 2018 – Reality check: Golden, Gounardes fight over ‘facts’ and ‘truth’ at debate (Brooklyn Paper)
  • October 25, 2018 – Daily News endorses Gounardes over Golden in State Senate race (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 24, 2018 – Golden calls rival ‘Martian from Mars’ for defending new birth certificates (New York Post)
  • October 24, 2018 Why A State Senate Race in Brooklyn is Getting So Heated (NY1)
  • October 24, 2018 Martin Golden vs. Andrew Gounardes: Inside a Race That Could Decide Who Runs the State Senate (NY1)
  • October 24, 2018 – N.Y. State Sen. Marty Golden says debate on birth certificate third gender option is like 'dealing with a Martian from Mars' (New York Daily News)
  • October 24, 2018 – Gounardes Campaign Lit Drop Raises Eyebrows at CEC Meeting (Brooklyn Reporter)
  • October 24, 2018 – Golden, Gounardes take off the gloves at Bay Ridge Community Council debate (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 23, 2018 – Electioneering in Southern Brooklyn Senate Race (Bklyner)
  • October 22, 2018 – Meet The Democrat Trying To End GOP State Senator Marty Golden's 16-Year Reign In Brooklyn (Gothamist)
  • October 19, 2018 – Gounardes: Golden should lose job, driver’s license (Brooklyn Daily)
  • October 17, 2018 – Golden stands by campaign staffer after Proud Boys melee (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 16, 2018 – GOP Leader who OK’d Proud Boys Event Works for Golden (Bklyner)
  • October 16, 2018 – Actress Alyssa Milano backs Golden challenger (Times Union)
  • October 11, 2018 – State Senator Marty Golden plays dumb over Child Victims Act (New York Daily News)
  • October 11, 2018 – State Senator Marty Golden plays dumb over Child Victims Act (New York Daily News)
  • October 11, 2018 – Marty Golden Explains The Car Crash He was Involved in 2005 – “It was an accident!” (Bklyner)
  • October 10, 2018 – The Battle for a Once-safe Brooklyn District Gets Heated (The Bridge)
  • October 10, 2018 – State Senator Marty Golden Pleads Ignorance About Child Victims Act During Raucous Debate (Gothamist)
  • October 10, 2018 – Golden, Gounardes Talk Child Victims Act In Dyker Heights Debate (Bklyner)
  • October 8, 2018 – NYS Senate GOP scrambling to save Marty Golden's seat, offering free hotel rooms to volunteers (New York Daily News)
  • October 8, 2018 – Candidates spar over limits of term limits at forum (Brooklyn Paper)
  • October 4, 2018 – Golden, Gounardes clash in heated debate (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 4, 2018 – Cuomo Aims to Unseat Last GOP Senator in Bklyn; Targets Marty Golden in November (The Jewish Voice)
  • October 3, 2018 – Gounardes challenges Sen. Marty Golden with eye on flipping Senate majority (AM New York)
  • October 3, 2018 – Cuomo endorses Gounardes for state Senate at Bensonhurst rally (Brooklyn Daily)
  • October 2, 2018 – Golden unfazed by democratic blue wave (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 2, 2018 – Cuomo Takes Aim at a Longtime Brooklyn GOP State Senator in Latest Rally for Democrats (NY1)
  • September 21, 2018 –  Democrats Target Previously Ignored Brooklyn Shot at State Senate Majority (Gotham Gazette)
  • September 20, 2018 – Video: Marty Golden on Speed Cameras, Climate Change, Rent Control, Donald Trump and his Run for Re-election (City Limits)
  • August 9, 2018 – Democrat looking to unseat Marty Golden demands anti-corruption reform (New York Post)
  • July 17, 2018 – Has state Sen. Marty Golden sped too close to the sun? (City & State NY)

Coming soon!

Earlier this year, the mayor convened a Charter Revision Commission (CRC) to consider changes to the City Charter. The CRC has submitted ballot questions for New York City voters like you to decide. The CRC held public meetings and hearings in order to gather feedback on these measures.

More info is available in the ballot proposals section of our voter guide. Read up on news articles regarding the ballot proposals below.

  • October 30, 2018 – Stringer knocks de Blasio's charter commission proposals as 'silly' and politically motivated (New York Daily News)
  • October 28, 2018 – De Blasio stumps for his ballot initiatives (Politico New York)
  • October 24, 2018 – Citizens Union opposes plan to create mayor's 'civic engagement commission,' backs Community Board term limits (New York Daily News)
  • October 24, 2018 – NYC’s community board term limits ballot measure, explained (Curbed NY)
  • October 18, 2018 – NYC commission to talk about community board term limits (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • October 17, 2018 – Brewer Creates Committee to Oppose Charter Revision Proposals (Gotham Gazette)
  • October 12, 2018 – What's on the Ballot? A Look at the Charter Revision Proposals (NY1)
  • October 10, 2018 – Everything You Need To Know About NYC's Dueling Charter Commissions (Gothamist)
  • September 25, 2018 – Will de Blasio's ballot proposals make a difference? (City & State NY)
  • September 5, 2018 – Mayoral Charter Revision Commission Puts Three Questions on November Ballot (Gotham Gazette)
  • September 5, 2018 – De Blasio panel balks at big changes, urges minor ones (New York Post)
  • September 5, 2018 – NYC will vote on donation limits for next citywide races (New York Post)
  • September 5, 2018 – Election Day ballot questions cover political donations, civic engagement, community board term limits (AM New York)
  • August 16, 2018 – De Blasio's Charter Revision Commission seeks term limits for Community Boards (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • August 15, 2018 – Mayoral Charter Revision Commission Votes to Create Final Ballot Proposals (Gotham Gazette)
  • August 14, 2018 – Charter Revision Commission proposes cutting political contribution limits for NYC pols (New York Daily News)
  • August 14, 2018 – Small donors would have huge say under de Blasio commission proposal (New York Post)
  • July 24, 2018 – What you need to know about the NYC charter revision commissions (City & State NY)
  • July 17, 2018 – Mayoral Charter Revision Commission Releases Preliminary Report (Gotham Gazette)
  • July 16, 2018 – Charter commission's first report will recommend lower campaign donation limits in city elections (New York Daily News)
  • July 4, 2018 – Progressive groups ask charter revision commission to lower donation limit, increase public matching (New York Daily News)
  • June 30, 2018 – Chair Says Charter Commission Will Step In Where Politics Has Slowed Reform (Gotham Gazette)
  • June 27, 2018 – New York City Has a Rare Chance to Kick Big Money Out of Politics (The Nation)
  • June 13, 2018 – Mayoral Charter Revision Commission Hears Expert Testimony on Voting and Elections (Gotham Gazette)
  • June 1, 2018 – Mayoral Charter Revision Commission Announces Preliminary Agenda (Gotham Gazette)
  • May 4, 2018 – Charter Revision Commission Urged to Consider Tighter Donation Rules for City-Affiliated Nonprofits (Gotham Gazette)
  • April 20, 2018 – Mayoral Charter Revision Commission Starts Its Work (Gotham Gazette)
  • April 11, 2018 – Why It Matters There Are Now Competing Charter Commissions in NYC (NY1)
  • March 18, 2018 – 2 Charter Commissions? Mayor and Council Are Creating Separate Panels (The New York Times)
  • March 16, 2018 – De Blasio, City Council appear at odds over City Charter reforms (New York Post)
  • March 9, 2018 – Council May Defy Mayor With an Alternate Review of the City Charter (The New York Times)
  • February 21, 2018 – Next Steps and Recent Precedents for De Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission (Gotham Gazette)
  • February 12, 2019 – Mayor Wants City Charter Revision to Tackle Campaign Finance (The New York Times)



  • October 30, 2018 – New campaign finance reform would return power to the people (City & State NY)
  • October 24, 2018 – Vote ‘No’ on city ballot proposals 1 and 2 (New York Post)
  • October 15, 2018 – Charter Revision: More on Council Member Term Limits (CityLand)
  • October 14, 2018 – Term limits are great, but not for community boards (Riverdale Press)
  • September 30, 2018 – Term limits for community boards? (Riverdale Press)
  • June 14, 2018 – Campaign Finance Board to Propose Reforms at Charter Commission Hearing (Gotham Gazette)
  • May 14, 2018 – New York City should expand voting rights as part of charter revision (City & State NY)
  • April 12, 2018 – Revising The People’s Charter with Open Minds (Gotham Gazette)

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