What do the five ballot proposals mean for Brooklyn?


Polls are open for early voting, and Brooklynites are heading to cast their ballots for mayor, comptroller, borough president, City Council, and more — but some may be surprised to find five ballot initiatives that would directly impact New York City. 

Wait, what are ballot initiatives?

Ballot initiatives are yes-or-no questions, which voters can choose to approve or disapprove while at the voting booth. The measures originate from local elected pols, who pass the initiatives in their respective legislative chambers to get the questions on the ballot.