New Yorkers will head to the polls once again to vote on the general election next month. Here’s what you need to know if you’re voting in Brooklyn.
Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 2, with polls open from 6 am to 9 pm. Early voting will take place from Saturday, Oct. 23, to Sunday, Oct. 31.
To find your poll site, visit findmypollsite.vote.nyc.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot online or by mail from the city’s Board of Elections was on Oct. 18, but New Yorkers can request an absentee ballot in person up until Nov. 1. Absentee ballot holders must mail in their ballots by Nov. 2, which is also the last day to have the absentee ballot postmarked.
While the competitive primary election in June used ranked-choice voting (RCV) for the first time, the general election will not. Voters will choose one candidate for each seat on their ballot.
Voters will be choosing between candidates for mayor, which is between Democratic Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Republican challenger Curtis Sliwa.
The election will also feature less competitive races for Comptroller (which Park Slope Councilmember Brad Lander is slated to win), and Brooklyn District Attorney (which current DA Eric Gonzalez figures to win).
In addition, voters can vote on a handful of ballot initiatives (more info here).
There is also set to be huge turnover in the City Council, as a majority of members are term-limited out of office come January. While many Democratic candidates are expected to handily win their races, there are some Council districts — primarily in southern Brooklyn — where Republican challengers could stand a chance.
Here’s a refresher on who is running for City Council in Brooklyn:
(Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights)
Incumbent: Stephen Levin
Candidates: Lincoln Restler (Democrat)
Incumbent: Antonio Reynoso (term-limted)
Candidates: Jennifer Gutiérrez (Democrat), Lutchi Gayot (Black Lives Matter), Terrell Finner (Power to the People)
(Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
Incumbent: Laurie Cumbo (term-limted)
Candidates: Crystal Hudson (Democrat), Regina Kinsey (Common Sense)
(Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights)
Incumbent: Robert Cornegy (term-limted)
Candidates: Chi Ossé (Democrat)
Incumbent: Darma Diaz
Candidates: Sandy Nurse (Democrat), Franklin Gonzalez (Republican)
(Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, Red Hook)
Incumbent: Carlos Menchaca (term-limted)
Candidates: Alexa Avilés (Democrat), Erik Frankel (Conservative)
(Park Slope, Gowanus, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens)
Incumbent: Brad Lander (term-limted)
Candidates: Shahana Hanif (Democrat), Brett Wynkoop (Conservative), Matthew Morgan (Libertarian)
(Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
Incumbent: Mathieu Eugene (term-limted)
Candidates: Rita Joseph (Democrat), Constantine Jean-Pierre (Republican)
(Crown Heights, Brownsville)
Incumbent: Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Candidates: Darlene Mealy (Democrat), Scott Hutchins (Green)
(East New York, Brownsville)
Incumbent: Inez Barron (term-limted)
Candidates: Charles Barron (Democrat)
(Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton)
Incumbent: Justin Brannan
Candidates: Justin Brannan (Democrat), Brian Fox (Republican)
Incumbent: Kalman Yeger
Candidates: Kalman Yeger (Democrat)
Incumbent: Farah Louis
Candidates: Farah Louis (Democrat)
(Canarsie, Mill Basin, Marine Park)
Incumbent: Alan Maisel (term-limted)
Candidates: Mercedes Narcisse (Democrat), Donald Cranston (Republican)
(Coney Island, Sea Gate, Bath Beach)
Incumbent: Mark Treyger (term-limted)
Candidates: Ari Kagan (Democrat), Mark Szuszkiewicz (Republican)
(Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach)
Incumbent: Vacant (previously Chaim Deutsch)
Candidates: Steven Saperstein (Democrat), Inna Vernikov (Republican)