Reminder: Who’s on the Local Ballot in Today’s Democratic Primary
Just a reminder to registered Democrats out there: the Manhattan primaries for the Democratic statewide and Congressional ballots are today, and a lot of incumbent seats are challenged this time around.
Here’s how the contenders shape up in relation to the surrounding neighborhoods…
In the congressional arena, repping parts of Chinatown, the Lower East Side and a bit of Brooklyn and Queens, Nydia Velázquez of the 7th District is challenged by Brooklyn web designer and rapper Paperboy Love Prince (not to be confused with the rap outfit Paperboy, of the 1990s “Ditty” fame).
In the 10th District, Congressman Jerry Nadler is up against two contenders: former deputy secretary of economic development for New York state Lindsey Boylan, and teaching fellow at Harvard Law, Jonathan Herzog.
The 12th District seat is currently held by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, but that may change with three challengers: former Department of Housing and Urban Development data analyst Lauren Ashcraft, adjunct professor for Baruch College Peter Harrison, and attorney-professor Suraj Patel.
As for the Senate, the 27th District seat currently held by Brad Hoylman is up for grabs, with educator Elizabeth Glass looking to unseat the incumbent.
Additionally, Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou is hoping to get reelected as representative of the 65th District which covers Chinatown, Lower Manhattan and the Lower East Side; her challenger is co-founder of Children First, Grace Lee.
Despite the threat of COVID-19, in-person polling locations are open today (6am-9pm), though voters are encouraged to send in absentee ballots. Face masks or coverings and social distancing measures are a requirement for in-person voting. Local polling sites and absentee ballot info can be found here.
Each voter will receive a legislative ballot and a ballot for the presidential primary; both should be completed.