It seems we are having an election just about every month these days – this will be the 3rd this year. But this one matters – as Democratic Primary determines who will be on the ballots and likely win in our heavily Democrat-dominated city come November.
The big election is for Judges. We have 4 candidates for Civil Court to represent most of Brooklyn around Prospect Park (Municipal District 6) – so if you live in Park Slope, Crown Heights, Kensington, Flatbush, Midwood, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park South, and Ditmas Park and are a Democrat, this one is for you.
There is also a Surrogate Court position open which there are three candidates – Elena Barron, Margarita López Torres and candidate Meredith Jones. While we did not get a chance to interview them, we encourage you to read coverage by The New York Daily News , Gotham Gazette and The New York Times.
Local Council elections – District 45
Yes, there was a special election just in May, but newly elected Councilwoman Farah Louis is facing a serious and fierce candidate in Monique Chandler-Waterman who lost with 30% to Louis 40% of the vote after Orthodox community in the district voted for her in the special election. This time around, Chandler-Waterman says there’s allegedly more to how these votes were obtained. If you are in District 45 and a registered Democrat, now is your time to have a say.
You can check to see if you’re registered to vote here. You can only vote at your designated polling place between 6 am and 9 pm – do check before heading out as they change unexpectedly – NYC poll site locator.