NEW YORK — After months of intense campaigning, the race for New York City mayor is coming to a close. Early voting begins this weekend, and the candidates are both working to win over last-minute voters.
Democrat Eric Adams launched his bid for City Hall 11 months ago. Friday, he rallied with supporters ahead of his campaign’s final week.
But tension continues to build between Adams and his Republican foe Curtis Sliwa.
Sliwa said Friday Adams is out of touch with everyday New Yorkers.
The Guardian Angel’s founder said he plans to spend the next few days connecting one-on-one with voters in the subways, and he’ll turn to social media to mobilize voters.
For the first time, this year, voters will be able to vote in-person for mayor before election day; early voting beings Saturday morning.
“It’ll be interesting to see how many New Yorkers take advantage of that,” said Ben Max of the Gotham Gazette. “We’ve seen some very long lines at the start of early voting at the start of some other elections.”
There will be 106 early voting sites across the boroughs, and the process will last until Oct. 31, before election day on Nov. 2.
New Yorkers can find their early voting locations at vote.nyc.
Before election day, the candidates will participate in one more debate, and on Monday, they’ll each sit down for a special edition of PIX on Politics. Anchor Dan Mannarino will go one-on-one with the candidates on topics ranging from Rikers Island to COVID-19 mandates.