Your cheat sheet about what’s on the ballot
Politics: New York’s general election is this Tuesday, Nov. 4, and there is a dearth of close races in our coverage area, although some action-packed races in Bay Ridge are packing enough intrigue for the whole borough. And, with New York state’s three most powerful positions up for grabs, there is plenty to keep track of. Here is everything you need to know before heading to the polls.
Gov. Cuomo’s first term is up for appraisal by voters as he faces off with Westchester conservative Rob Astorino. Comments (5)
John Cahill faces a tough lift in taking on incumbent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who, though he has maintained a lower profile than his predecessors, is banking on his record of lucrative settlements with white collar criminals to carry him to victory. Comments (1)
Upstate county comptroller Robert Antonacci is the underdog in a race to defeat his counterpart at the state level, incumbent Thomas DiNapoli., who has branded himself as a reformer since taking office following the arrest of Alan Hevesi, his predecessor. Comment
In addition to the candidates on Tuesday’s ballot, there is a series of three pressing questions that lawmakers have put to the people for a vote. The answers are a simple yes or no, but the questions can be confusing. Here is a quick rundown of what to expect in the booth. Comment