After serving three consecutive terms in office (12 years), New York's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg's time in office will come to an end this year. That means that New Yorkers will be going to the polls this year to elect a new Mayor. WNYC has published an interactive map showing how people voted in the 2009 municipal elections by neighborhood.
In New York, the Mayor controls the schools. The upcoming mayoral elections are crucial in determining education policy for the next 4 years and beyond. Do you know the candidates and their position? More importantly, will you vote?
Update 9.11.2013 -- Yesterday's primary elections had us holding our breath to see if Bill de Blasio would pull off a decisive win with 40% or more of the total vote, avoiding a runoff with William (Bill) Thompson Jr or if we will go through another few weeks of these two candidates trying to best one another before an October 1 runoff election is held. There are still over 19,000 absentee ballots that need to be counted so we may not know the winner for another week. Stay tuned!