Who’s on the ballot?
Do you know the candidates on the ballot? This November, 38 of the nations top 100 cities will elect their mayor in 2017. Of those 38 cities, Black women are on the ballot in 5.
- Atlanta, GA (Open Seat)
- Charlotte, NC (Open Seat)
- Cincinnati, OH (Challenging incumbent)
- Toledo, OH, (Incumbent defending seat)
- New Orleans, LA (Open Seat)
Did you know that most local election officials provide a sample ballot on their website and some even mail voter guides to voter homes? Check out the widget below to check with your local election official to know what is on the ballot before you head to the polls.
Below is 2017 Source information from Wikepedia and Ballotpedia:
United States gubernatorial elections will be held on November 7, 2017 in two states: Virginia and New Jersey. Both incumbents are term-limited, so both seats are open.
New Jersey gubernatorial elections
In New Jersey, incumbent Gov. Chris Christie (R), who has served the maximum of two consecutive terms, is prevented from running for re-election. The primary election was held on June 6, 2017. The Democratic primary was won by former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy. Murphy defeated Tenafly Councilman Mark Zinna, former Undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury Jim Johnson, Assemblyman John Wisniewski, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, and activist Bill Brennan. The victor of the Republican primary was Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Guadagno defeated Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, businessman Joseph Rudy Rullo, businessman Hirsh Singh, and Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers. Murphy and Guadagno will compete in the November 7, 2017, general election, alongside Green Party nominee Seth Kaper-Dale, Libertarian Party nominee Peter Rohrman, Constitution Party-endorsed independent candidate Matt Riccardi, and independent candidates Vincent Ross, Gina Genovese, Mike Price, and Jon Lancelot. In May 2017, the overall race rating from four separate outlets was Lean Democrat.
Elections are being held in 59 of the 100 largest cities by population in 2017. This includes elections for 36 mayoral contests, 31 municipal officers other than mayor, 367 city council seats, and 50 special district officials. This represents an increase from 25 mayoral races and 133 city council elections in 33 of the 100 largest cities in 2016.
2017 Ballot Measure highlights
- Four citizen initiatives are on the ballot; two in Ohio and two in Maine; the other measures were put on the ballot by legislatures or automatically triggered by state law.
- Ohioans will vote on Issue 2, an initiative to tie drug prices paid by state agencies to those paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The support and opposition campaigns have raised $6,226,264.02 and $16,234,394.75, respectively; Issue 2 is similar to California’s 2016 Proposition 61.
- New York voters will decide whether or not to hold a constitutional convention, a question automatically referred to the ballot every 20 years. Approval would lead to a delegate election in 2018 and a vote on proposed constitutional changes in 2019. Supporters of a convention include the New York state and city bar associations, the state League of Women Voters, Citizens Union, and Forward March NY; opponents include the NY State AFL-CIO, the United Federation of Teachers, Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, Right to Life, and the NY State Rifle and Pistol Association.
- In November, Maine voters will decide Question 2—an initiative to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, along with three other measures.