Make Your Vote Count: Maloney, Patel Face Off in Today’s Congressional Primary


There’s a Primary Election today in New York City. In some parts of the Lower East Side, you have the opportunity to pick a Democratic nominee in the 12th Congressional District.

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney is one of several establishment politicians across the country facing challenges from young, progressive activists. East Village resident Suraj Patel has mounted a very well-funded campaign focused on turning out the millennial vote.

“When Maloney faced a challenger in New York’s 12th district in 2016,” Politico notes, “turnout was a little over 5 percent.” We can do better than that today! Really!

The victor will be running in the General Election in November, but because the district is heavily Democratic, today’s election is the main event. If you need to know where to vote, click here.