It’s NYC Primary Day: You Have Until 9 p.m. to Vote
The polls have now been open for about six hours in New York City. Primary Day isn’t over until 9 p.m., so be sure to cast your ballot if you haven’t done so already.
New Yorkers are deciding whether to re-elect Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James (in this deep blue city today’s primary is the main event). Here on the Lower East Side, we have two contested City Council races to watch. In District 1, incumbent Margaret Chin faces a challenge from Dashia Imperiale, Christopher Marte and Aaron Foldenauer. In District 2, five contenders are battling to succeed City Council member Rosie Mendez.
We also have two contested races for district leader. In the 65th Assembly District-Part A, incumbents Karen Blatt and Jacob Goldman are trying to fending off a challenge from Caroline Laskow and Lee Berman. In Part B of the 65th AD, incumbents Alice Cancel and Pedro Cardi are going up against Daisy Paez and Ken Paskar.
Finally, residents of Grand Street are being called on to choose county committee members. The Truman Democratic Club’s committee representatives are being challenged by a slate from Grand Street Democrats, a new political club.
We’ll have results as soon as they come in tonight.