You’re Not Just Voting For The Next President On Tuesday — Here’s What You Need To Know

You’re Not Just Voting For The Next President On Tuesday — Here’s What You Need To Know
Photo credit: Theresa Thompson / Flickr
Photo credit: Theresa Thompson / Flickr

Tuesday, November 8 is New York’s Primary Elections. And besides the obvious choices, there are a number of important local races to know.

Polls will be open from 6am – 9pm.

Our coverage area has variation depending on where you live. 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
Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine (Democrat)
Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (Republican)
Gary Johnson / Bill Weld (Libertarian)
Jill Stein / Ajamu Baraka (Green Party)

U.S. Senate:
Chuck Schumer (Democrat, Incumbent, Working Families, Women’s Equality, Independence)
Wendy Long (Republican, Conservative, Reform)
Robin Laverne Wilson (Green)
Alex Merced (Libertarian)

U.S. House of Representatives, District 9:
Yvette D. Clarke (Democrat, Working Family)
Alan Bellone (Conservative)

New York State Senate:
Parts of Flatbush, Ditmas Park, and Kensington are either covered by State Senate Districts 17, 20, or 21.

District 17 — Incumbent Simcha Felder (Democrat)

District 20Jesse Hamilton (Democrat); Menachem Raitport (Republican)

District 21 Kevin Parker (Democrat); Brian Kelly (Conservative)

New York State Assembly:
District 44 (Parts of Kensington, Flatbush, Ditmas Park and Windsor Terrace) — Robert C. Carroll (Democrat); Glenn Nocera (Republican)

District 42 (Flatbush, Ditmas Park, Midwood and parts of East Flatbush) — Rodneyse Bichotte (Democrat); Matthew Williams (Republican)

New York State Supreme Court Justice, District 2, — 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 City Civil Court Judge, Kings County — three seats are open
Dena E. Douglas (Incumbent, Democrat)
Vincent F. Martusciello (Conservative)
John Meringolo (Reform)
Odessa Kennedy (Democrat)
Jacqueline D. Williams (Incumbent, Democrat)

— New York City Civil Court Judge, 3rd Municipal Court District (Uncontested)
Susan Quirk (Democrat)

— New York City Civil Court Judge, 5th Municipal Court District
Rachel Freier (Democrat)
Morton Avigdor (Conservative, Independence)

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.

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