Did you know that today is the general election? Find out your polling site, and if you’re eligible to vote, by calling (866) 868-3692, or by going to the City of New York Board of Elections site. You can also download a sample ballot there. NY Capitol News indicates some races to watch, in Westchester, Yonkers, Staten Island, and Suffolk and Eerie Counties.
Some highlights: In the city, the only contested race (other than judgeships) is on Staten Island — Republican DA Dan Donovan is being challenged by Democrat Mike Ryan. In Queens, there is an uncontested race (Ruben Wills, D) to elect a Council member in District 28 (he won the seat last year in a special election). Bronx DA Robert Johnson and Queens DA Richard Brown are also running unopposed. Some New Yorkers will also be voting for DAs and judges.
It’s also your chance, if you missed voting last year, to try it out “the new way” on an slower off-year, before the stakes get presidential.