NYC 2017 Primary Elections Voting Guide!

Get Your "I Voted" Sticker September 12th! via DNAinfo
Get Your “I Voted” Sticker September 12th! via DNAinfo

Get ready to get out the vote, Greenpoint! New York City’s Primary Elections for the Democratic and Reform parties are next Tuesday, September 12th. This handy voting guide lists all candidates running for Mayor, Public Advocate and Brooklyn DA, and includes each person’s bio and policy positions. And here’s how you find your polling place!

In our district, District 33, we will be voting for citywide Public Advocate, Brooklyn DA, Kings County Judge of the Civil Court and NYC Mayor (Democratic Primary). The Public Advocate incumbent is Letitia James, and David Eisenbach is running against her. For Brooklyn DA there are six candidates: Eric Gonzalez, Ama Dwimoh, Marc Fliedner, Patricia Gatling, Vincent Gentile, and Anne Swern. For Civil Court Judge, you can select five from these choices: Robin K. Sheares, John K. O’Hara, Patrick J. Hayes, Frederick C. Arriaga, David C. Pepper, Connie M. Melendez, Patria Frias-Colon, Sandra Elena Roper, Ellen E. Edwards, Isiris Isela Isaac, and Thomas J. Kennedy. For NYC Mayor there are five to pick from: Sal Albanese, Richard S. Bashner, Bill DeBlasio (our current mayor!), Robert Gangi, and Michael Tolkin.

If you’re registered in the Reform party, you can vote for Kings County Borough President (one choice, “podcasting star” Benjamin Kissel) and NYC Mayor (one choice, Sal F. Albanese).

The Republican candidate for NYC Mayor, Nicole Malliotakis, is currently running uncontested, so no Republican Primary will be held. And also in the general election, the Akeem Browder will be running from the Green Party.

For either party and for any of the categories, you are of course welcome to write in whomever else you like. Later this month on the 26th there’ll be a Runoff Primary, and then the general election will be held on November 7th. If you aren’t registered at this point, it’s too late to vote in the primaries but you should be able to vote in the general election if you register now. Check your voter registration here.

About Lucie Levine

Lucie Levine is the founder of Archive on Parade, a local tour and event company that aims to take New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a Native New Yorker, licensed New York City tour guide, and freelance writer with a passion for the city’s social, political and cultural history.

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