about the voter guide


Take a closer look...

at the new and improved official New York City
Voter Guide. Based on information from voters like yourself, the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) has redesigned the city’s nonpartisan Voter Guide to make
it more eye-catching, useful, and easy to read. You have
a lot of choices to make in the 2005 elections; the
Voter Guide provides the opportunity to educate yourself about the candidates and the issues confronting New York City voters this year.


Click “All Candidates” under “Meet the Candidates” above for a complete alphabetical list of the candidates running for office in the general election. Click here for information about the New York State and City ballot proposals you will be voting on.


Click on the following link if you need general information about voting. Instructions on how to use the voting machine are found by clicking here.


Don’t forget to check out the Debate Schedule! Unlike many other cities, most candidates for citywide offices in New York are required to debate one another prior to each election, and watching the debates is a great way to educate yourself before you go to the polls.


To find out more about the Campaign Finance Board, and the Campaign Finance Program, click here.


The Voter Guide was prepared by staff of the New York City Campaign Finance Board: Elizabeth A. Upp, Crystal Choy, and Winnie Ng.


This Web Voter Guide was prepared by staff of the New York City Campaign Finance Board: Marina Bardash, Marc Bratman, Crystal Choy, Tanya L. Domi, Ruslan Gendelman, Donald N. Ferracci, Suzanne Kizis, Andrea Lynn, Winnie Ng, Ken O’Brien, Kate Schachern, and Elizabeth A. Upp.


The New York City 2005 General Election Voter Guide. Copyright © 2005 by the New York City Campaign Finance Board. All rights reserved. Cover compilation photo and design by D-Zine, Inc. Made in the U.S.A.


For each office covered in this Guide, we have listed all the candidates who appeared to be on the general election ballot at press time. Candidates are listed in this order: Republican, Democratic, Independence, Conservative, and Working Families party candidates, followed by candidates running on independent lines, which are in alphabetical order by party name. The independent candidates may appear in a different order on the general election ballot, so please check it carefully when you vote. If a candidate did not submit a Voter Guide profile in time for inclusion in this Guide, then that candidate’s name is starred.


Because candidates can be removed from the ballot or drop out of the race until just before the election, some of these candidates may not appear on the ballot. Some candidates may be included in this Guide because their primary races were too close to call at press time. In some cases, there may only be one candidate running in a particular district. Visit the BOE at vote.nyc.ny.us or by phone at 866-VOTE-NYC for up-to-date election information.


The profiles and photos in this Guide were submitted to the CFB by the candidates. The candidates have signed sworn statements that the information in their profiles is true to the best of their knowledge. The information provided by the candidates is reprinted as supplied by the candidates. The CFB does not edit the information submitted by the candidates other than to correct obvious typographical errors. The views expressed in the candidate statements do not represent those of the New York City Campaign Finance Board.


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