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‘Broad City’ creators encourage New Yorkers to vote on charter revisions

October 15, 2019 Meaghan McGoldrick
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In just three weeks, New Yorkers will get to weigh in on some pretty big changes to the city’s charter — and the creators of “Broad City” want you to get out and vote.

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, stars and makers of the acclaimed series — set largely in Brooklyn over the course of its five seasons — have teamed up with Charter 2019 NYC to release a voter education PSA (in which Jacobson and Glazer float the idea of automatic force-fields for New Yorkers entering Times Square, among other charter changes of their choosing).

The city’s charter — which until last year hadn’t been revised at this scale since 1989 — is the document that lays out the structure and function of New York City’s government.

Sounds important, right? That’s because it is.

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, New Yorkers will be met at the polls by a ballot listing five proposed changes. Issues at the forefront include ranked-choice voting, police accountability and lobbying.

“This election is happening during an off-year, so we want to do everything possible to make sure that New Yorkers know that these proposals are on the ballot,” Charter Revision Commission Chairperson Gail Benjamin said in a statement. “That’s why we were so excited to have Abbi and Ilana join us in this campaign. We know that when they talk, people listen.”

Still not sure what anyone is talking about? Check out our handy explainer.

BONUS: You can also vote early this year, starting Oct. 26. Voters can find their early polling site (as well as their Election Day polling site) here.

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