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New York’s Primary Elections Are Tomorrow! Here’s What You Need To Know

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Primary elections are happening across New York State on Tuesday, September 13. Polls will be open from 6am to 9pm.

Our coverage area includes several electoral districts. To get detailed information based on where you live, visit Voter’s Edge New York and enter your address.

Here are the races taking place in our area.

State Assembly District 46

The 46th district includes Bay Ridge, Beach Haven, Brightwater Towers, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Luna Park, Sea Gate, Trump Village and Warbasse communities.

Assembly members are elected to two-year terms. They draft and vote upon legislative proposals and state constitutional amendments, as well as approve the state budget.

Democratic Primary candidates:
Pamela Harris (Incumbent)
Katie A. Cucco

Conservative Primary candidate:
Mikhail Usher, Conservative

Judge, Kings County — Democratic Party, 5th Municipal Court District (Southwest Brooklyn)

Morton M. Avigdor
Jill Epstein
Rachel E. Freier

Civil Court Judge, Kings County — Democratic Party

Odessa Kennedy
Consuelo M. Melendez

Democratic State Committee Members

State Committee members serve on the Executive Committee of the Kings County (Brooklyn) Democratic Party and the Democratic State Committee. Each assembly district in Brooklyn elects a male and a female committee member.

The Kings County Democratic Party plays a large role in selecting our State Supreme Court judges, nominating candidates for governor, state comptroller, and attorney general, and in deciding how to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in the support of candidates.

The information below is subject to change — we have published the most recent filings to which we had access.

Male Democratic State Committee Member — 46th Assembly District

Christopher M. McCreight
Mark Treyger

Male Democratic State Committee Member — 47th Assembly District

Charles J. Ragusa
Billy Thai

Male Democratic State Committee Member — 48th Assembly District

Dov Hikind (Unchallenged)

Female Democratic State Committee Member — 46th Assembly District

Brigitte T. Purvis
Dilia R. Schack

Female Democratic State Committee Member — 47th Assembly District

Nancy Tong (Unchallenged)

Female Democratic State Committee Member — 48th Assembly District

Sharon Fuchs (Unchallenged)


Here’s some other important information that will help you cast your vote:

  • Find out where your polling site is with this locator.
  • There are a number of other races in Brooklyn for judge’s seats. Enter your address here to see a sample ballot. The New York Campaign Finance Board also has a voter guide.
  • Know your rights! You are not required to show photo identification in order to vote. Learn more about your rights as a voter here.

If you have any questions, visit the Board of Elections FAQ page, or contact them directly at 1-866-868-3692.

Sarah Crean contributed to this story.

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