Tomorrow Is Election Day!
Early voting has ended and tomorrow is Election Day. Every City Council seat is on the ballot for two-year terms in newly drawn districts, as well as two ballot proposals and some other races, depending upon where you live. With the very low turnout expected in this off-year election, every vote especially counts.
City Councilmembers play a tremendously important role in shaping development and preservation in our neighborhoods, as well as impacting a variety of other intersecting issues such as small business retention, affordable housing preservation and creation, and more.
As a result of redistricting, our neighborhoods will continue to be split between three districts, but with different boundaries than the last 10 years (though you may not have moved, your Council district may have changed, especially if you live between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, or around or below Washington Square):
- Council District 1, covering most of Manhattan south of Houston Street, currently represented by Christopher Marte, who is seeking RE-election to the redrawn district — MAP HERE.
- Council District 2, covering all of our neighborhoods north of Houston Street and east of Sixth Avenue, currently represented by Carlina Rivera, who is seeking RE-election to the redrawn district — MAP HERE.
- Council District 3, covering all of our neighborhoods north of Houston Street and west of Sixth Avenue, plus northern Hudson Square and most of Charlton-VanDam-King, currently represented by Erik Bottcher, who is seeking RE-election to the redrawn district — MAP HERE.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, Village Preservation does not and cannot endorse or recommend candidates. We do encourage our members and the public to vote, and to educate themselves about candidates’ positions on issues important to them. Earlier this year we held forums with several of the candidates that can be accessed here. You can also search our website for mentions of various candidates to learn more about their activity on issues of concern to us.