Only voters enrolled in a political party may vote in the primary elections held by that particular party. Voters registering for the first time are eligible to vote in the primary if they enroll in that party. (For voters who were previously registered, the deadline to switch their party registration passed on October 9, 2015).
In the 7th congressional district, which includes parts of Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side, incumbent Nydia Velázquez (D) will be running against Jeff Kurzon and Yungman Lee in the Democratic primary. In the 12th district, which includes parts of the Lower East Side, Alphabet City and the East Village, incumbent Carolyn Maloney (D) will face Pete Lindner.
To check your voter registration status and which district you’re eligible to vote in, click here.