Welcome to the Citizens Union 2021 General Election Voters Directory! Read the Voters Directory here
This November, New Yorkers will vote for New York City Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents, City Council, and Manhattan District Attorney. Judicial positions and one State Senate seat (Special Election) will also be on the ballot. In addition, voters will need to vote on five ballot proposals to amend the New York Constitution. To help our supportive Citizens Union members prepare to vote, Citizens Union has been publishing an annual Voters Directory for over a century.
Citizens Union evaluated candidates in three contested races to determine who strongly supports our issues, can advance a reform agenda, and can best fulfill the obligations of the position. It also evaluated the five proposals to amend the New York State Constitution, and issued detailed recommendations for voters on how to vote.
To read the full Voters Directory, click here.
To see our past preference and endorsement decisions, click here.
New York City Mayor – Eric Adams (D) endorsed over Curtis Sliwa (R), William Pepitone (C), and six other independent candidates.
Council District 19 – Tony Avella (D) endorsed over Vickie Paladino (R, I) and John-Alexander Sakelos (C, I)
Queens: Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, Malba, Whitestone.
Council District 50 – Sal Albanese (D) endorsed over George Wonica (C) and David Carr (R)
Staten Island: Arrochar, Bloomfield, Bulls Head, Castleton Corners, Chelsea, Concord, Dongan Hills, Egbertville, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Graniteville, Grant City, Grasmere, Heartland Village, Isle of Meadows, Lighthouse Hill, Manor Heights, Meiers Corners, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Springville, Oakwood, Ocean Breeze, Old Town, Prall’s Island, Richmondtown, Rosebank, Shore Acres, South Beach, Todt Hill, Travis, Westerleigh, and Willowbrook.
POSITIONS ON NEW YORK STATE BALLOT PROPOSALS
Proposal number 1: Amending the Apportionment and Redistricting Process – Citizens Union recommends a NO VOTE
Proposal number 2: Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment – Citizens Union recommends a YES VOTE
Proposal number 3: Eliminating Ten-Day-Advance Voter Registration Requirement – Citizens Union recommends a YES VOTE
Proposal number 4: Authorizing No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Voting – Citizens Union recommends a YES VOTE
Proposal number 5: Increasing the Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court – Citizens Union recommends a YES VOTE
Click here for an explanation of Citizens Union’s positions on the ballot questions.
The following candidates were preferred by Citizens Union in the Primary and are on the ballot in the general election:
Comptroller Brad Lander
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg
City Council District 5 Julie Menin
City Council District 6 Gale Brewer
City Council District 7 Shaun Abreu
City Council District 26 Julie Won
City Council District 35 Crystal Hudson