Make Your Voice Heard! It’s Election Day

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It’s Election Day in New York City and across the nation. All eyes are on the fight for Congress and, truth be told, there’s not much suspense here on the Lower East Side regarding local races. But do not let that deter you.

U.S. Representatives Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn Maloney are sure to win re-election. Maloney has Republican and Green Party challengers. Velazquez faces Conservative and Reform Party challengers. State Sen. Brian Kavanagh faces Republican Anthony Arias and Conservative Party candidate Stuart Avrick. State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou has the ballot all to herself in the 65th Assembly District. On the flip side of your ballot, you’ll see three proposals to change the City Charter. All are backed by Mayor de Blasio. Proposal #3, which would impose term limits on community boards, is opposed by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (she appoints board members). See more about the proposals here.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. If you think you’re registered to vote but they’re having trouble finding your name, you can ask for an affidavit ballot.

Need to know where to vote? Have a look at the poll site locator.