Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, is New York’s Primary Elections. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. and besides the obvious presidential choices, there are a number of important local races to know.
Depending on where you live within our coverage area, you will have different candidates for vote for in a variety of local races. To get detailed information based on your exact address, visit Voter’s Edge New York and enter your address, or use Ballotpedia to find a sample ballot.
Here are the races taking place in our the area.
Candidate for President / Vice President of the United States
Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine (Democrat)
Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (Republican)
Gary Johnson / Bill Weld (Libertarian)
Jill Stein / Ajamu Baraka (Green Party)
New York State Assembly
U.S. House of Representatives
New York State Senate
Simcha Felder (Democrat, Incumbent) running unopposed.
District 23 – Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, Sunset Park
Diane Savino (Independence, Democrat, Incumbent) running unopposed
District 22 – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge
Martin Golden (Republican, Incumbent) running unopposed.
New York Supreme Court Justices
District 2 — King’s County, six seats are open
Mark I. Partnow (Incumbent, Democratic, Conservative)
Leon Ruchelsman (Incumbent, Democratic, Conservative)
Katherine A. Levine, (Democratic, Conservative)
Reginald A. Boddie, (Democratic, Conservative)
ShawnDya L. Simpson, (Democratic, Conservative)
Peter Sweeny (Democratic)
Philip J. Smallman (Conservative)
New York Civil Court Judges
New York Civil Court Judges, Kings County (Choose 3 of 5)
Dena E. Douglas (Incumbent, Democrat)
Vincent F. Martusciello (Conservative)
John Meringolo (Reform)
Odessa Kennedy (Democrat)
Jacqueline D. Williams (Incumbent, Democrat)
New York Civil Court Judges, 3rd Municipal Court District (uncontested)
Susan Quirk (Democratic)
New York Civil Court Judges, 5th Municipal Court District
Rachel E. Freier (Democratic)
Morton M. Avigdor (Conservative, Independence)
New York City Housing Court
Sabrina B. Kraus (Incumbent) running unopposed.
Here’s some other important information that will help you cast your vote:
Find out where your polling site is with this locator.
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.
Additional reporting by Sean Egan