New York City voters are already beginning to choose their next mayor, other citywide office holders and new City Council representatives. Although election day is November 2, you have the option of taking part in the city’s early voting program.
On the Lower East Side (below East Houston Street), there’s one early voting site. It’s Junior High School 56 at 220 Henry St. You can cast your ballot there any day through Sunday, October 31. But keep in mind, hours are not the same each day. So be sure to confirm your poll site and other innformation here.
On Saturday, New York City’s Democratic candidate for mayor, Eric Adams, held a “get out the vote” rally in Chinatown. Margaret Chin, the term limited District 1 Council member, was there, as well as Chris Marte, the Democratic nominee for the District 1 seat. You can see some of the rally here.
Marte won the Democratic primary earlier this year. He faces two challengers in the general election. They are Republican Jacqueline Toboroff and Maud Maron, who ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary but decided to run again as an independent. Adams voiced strong support for Marte during Saturday’s rally.