NEW YORK.- This Tuesday the voters of this state will attend the mid-term elections, from 6 in the morning until 9 at night, to elect or re-elect senators, congressmen, assemblymen and local, state and federal officials. governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller, attorney general, and judges for some courts, the position being Governorate the closest.
Running for office is Kathy Hochul (D), who is seeking re-election, and her proposals include: Make NY more affordable for the middle class; seek $1.2 billion in middle-class tax breaks for 6 million New Yorkers.
Provide $100 million in relief to nearly 200,000 small businesses, deliver $1 billion in property tax refunds to more than 2 million families, and make child care accessible to 100,000 working families, and invest $75 million to increase wages for child care workers.
Also, continue to fight for reproductive rights, and will work to ensure, without a doubt, that care seekers in NY are protected.
He plans to invest an additional $2.1 billion in public schools to increase the number of teachers, bus drivers and support staff.
Launched a 5-year comprehensive housing plan to invest $25 billion to create and preserve 100,000 units of affordable housing, including 10,000 units with supportive services for vulnerable New Yorkers.
For his part, Lee Zeldin (R), a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserve, a congressman from Long Island since 2015, is a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump and was among the Republicans who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 elections.
Among his proposals is: Safety on the streets: Repeal cashless bail and the Less is More law, which includes sweeping parole reforms in the state. A reduction in taxes, energy costs and bad regulations; creation of well-paid jobs, safe extraction of natural resources and much more.
Commits to ending all Covid-19 mandates, and the Covid-related state of emergency, and providing students with access to quality schools, encouraging greater parental involvement in education, not forcing children to wear masks all day, among other things.
According to the average of FiveThirtyEight polls, Hochul has 49% and Zeldín 44%. 5 points in favor of the governor.
It is estimated that 29% of the population in NY is of Latino origin, making it one of the strongest communities, and the Dominican community is the one with the greatest presence, with an estimated 300 Quisqueyans eligible to vote.
In the last election of this type, the vote of people between 45 and 59 years old was 56%; over 60 years of age 66%, and those between 18 and 29 years of age only 33%.
The State Board of Elections reports a total of 12,982,819 New Yorkers registered to vote.
6,472,096 are Democrats; 2,848,894 Republicans; 2,984,900 are not with any party; and 1,076,933 are registered, but have been inactive; 542,721 of them are Democrats; and 203,095 Republicans.
430,634 New Yorkers in the Big Apple voted during early voting that concluded this Sunday. 133,618 were in Manhattan; 39,069 in the Bronx; 135,239 in Brooklyn; 88,840 in Queens; and 35,686 in Staten Island, the Board of Elections reported.
On the back of the ballot there are three questions related to racial equity and you should check yes or no. The questions are: 1- Create a fairer and more equitable society for all. 2- Create an office, plan and commission for racial equity. 3- Create a measure to improve housing, food, child care and transportation.