You’re Not Just Voting For The Next President On Tuesday — Here’s What You Need To Know

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Photo credit: Theresa Thompson / Flickr

Photo credit: Theresa Thompson / Flickr

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, is New York’s Primary Elections. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. and besides the obvious presidential choices, there are a number of important local races to know.

Depending on where you live within our coverage area, you will have different candidates for vote for in a variety of local races. To get detailed information based on your exact address, visit Voter’s Edge New York and enter your address, or use Ballotpedia to find a sample ballot.

Here are the races taking place in our the area.

Candidate for President / Vice President of the United States
Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine (Democrat)
Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (Republican)
Gary Johnson / Bill Weld (Libertarian)
Jill Stein / Ajamu Baraka (Green Party)

U.S. Senate
Chuck Schumer (Democrat, Incumbent, Working Families, Women’s Equality, Independence)
Wendy Long (Republican, Conservative, Reform)
Robin Laverne Wilson (Green)
Alex Merced (Libertarian)

New York State Assembly

District 46 — Coney Island and Gravesend
Pamela Harris (Democrat, Incumbent)
Lucretia Regina-Potter (Republican, Reform)
Mikhail Usher (Conservative)
Patrick Dwyer (Green Party)

District 47 – Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, and Gravesend
William Colton (Democrat)
Malka Shahar (Conservative)

District 49 – Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Bensonhurst
Peter Abbate (Working Families, Independence)
Rosemary Mangino (Republican)

District 51 – Sunset Park and Bay Ridge
Felix Ortiz (Democrat, Incumbent)
Hanry Lallave (Republican, Conservative)

U.S. House of Representatives

District 8 — Marine Park, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, and Gerritsen Beach
Hakeem Jeffries (Incumbent, Democrat, Green Party)
Daniel Cavanagh (Conservative)

District 10 – Borough Park, parts of Gravesend, parts of Manhattan, and the northern tip of Bay Ridge
Jerrold Nadler (Incumbent, Democrat)
Philip Rosenthal (Republican)

District 11 — Sheepshead Bay and Gravesend
Daniel Donovan (Incumbent, Republic, Conservative, Independence, Reform)
Richard Reichard (Democrat)
Henry Bardel (Green)

New York State Senate

District 17
Simcha Felder (Democrat, Incumbent) running unopposed.

District 23 – Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, Sunset Park
Diane Savino (Independence, Democrat, Incumbent) running unopposed

District 22 – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge
Martin Golden (Republican, Incumbent) running unopposed.

New York Supreme Court Justices

District 2 — King’s County, six seats are open
Mark I. Partnow (Incumbent, Democratic, Conservative)
Leon Ruchelsman (Incumbent, Democratic, Conservative)
Katherine A. Levine, (Democratic, Conservative)
Reginald A. Boddie, (Democratic, Conservative)
ShawnDya L. Simpson, (Democratic, Conservative)
Peter Sweeny (Democratic)
Philip J. Smallman (Conservative)

New York Civil Court Judges

New York Civil Court Judges, Kings County (Choose 3 of 5)
Dena E. Douglas (Incumbent, Democrat)
Vincent F. Martusciello (Conservative)
John Meringolo (Reform)
Odessa Kennedy (Democrat)
Jacqueline D. Williams (Incumbent, Democrat)

New York Civil Court Judges, 3rd Municipal Court District (uncontested)
Susan Quirk (Democratic)

New York Civil Court Judges, 5th Municipal Court District
Rachel E. Freier (Democratic)
Morton M. Avigdor (Conservative, Independence)

New York City Housing Court

Sabrina B. Kraus (Incumbent) running unopposed.

Here’s some other important information that will help you cast your vote:

Find out where your polling site is with this locator.

Know your rights! You are not required to show photo identification in order to vote. Learn more about your rights as a voter here.

If you have any questions, visit the Board of Elections FAQ page, or contact them directly at 1-866-868-3692.

Additional reporting by Sean Egan

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Hannah Frishberg is a 4th generation Brooklynite and editor of the Bensonhurst Bean. You can reach her at editor@bensonhurstbean.com, via Twitter @BensonhurstBean or via the Bensonhurst Bean's Facebook.