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Polls open for 2023 general election in Queens

Nov. 7, 2023 By Ethan Marshall

Polls officially opened at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, for the general election in Queens and across New York City.

Voters have the opportunity to decide upon who will be the Queens District Attorney, Justices of the 11th Judicial District of the New York Supreme Court, Judge of the Civil Court and municipal court district judges. Additionally, voters will decide upon two citywide proposals.

Several City Council districts across Queens will be deciding upon who their council member will be. The following Queens City Council district elections include:

19th: Tony Avella (Democrat), Vickie Paladino (Republican)

20th: Sandra Ung (Democrat), Yu-Ching James Pai (Republican), Jin Liang Chen (Better Flushing)

21st: Francisco P. Moya (Democrat)

22nd: Tiffany L. Caban (Democrat), Kelly L. Klingman (Republican)

23rd: Linda Lee (Democrat), Bernard K. Chow (Republican)

24th: James F. Gennaro (Democrat), Jonathan D. Rinaldi (Republican)

25th: Shekar Krishnan (Democrat), Zhile Cao (Republican), Fatima Baryab (Diversity)

26th: Julie Won (Democrat), Marvin R. Jeffcoat (Republican)

27th: Nantasha Williams (Democrat), Marilyn M. Miller (Republican)

28th: Adrienne E. Adams (Democrat), Rusat Ramgopal (Republican)

29th: Lynn C. Schulman (Democrat), Danniel S. Maio (Republican), Sukhi Singh (Common Sense)

30th: Robert F. Holden (Democrat and Republican)

31st: Selvena N. Brooks-Powers (Democrat), Daniella M. May (Republican)

32nd: Joann Ariola (Republican)

34th: Jennifer Gutierrez (Democrat), Marguerite Chandler (Working Families and Medical Freedom)

There are also elections today for the municipal court judges in four Queens districts. The districts and candidates include:

First Municipal Court District: Michael H. Goldman (Democrat)

Second Municipal Court District: Sandra M. Munoz (Democrat)

Fourth Municipal Court District: Delsia G. Marshall (Democrat)

Sixth Municipal Court District: Evelyn Gong (Democrat), William David Shanahan (Republican)

There are two citywide proposals that will be up for vote across every district of New York City. The proposals are as follows:

Proposal Number 1, an Amendment: Removal of Small City School Districts From Special Constitutional Debt Limitation – Citywide

Removes the special constitutional debt limitation now placed on small city school districts, allowing them to then be treated the same as all other school districts. Small city school districts would then not be limited in spending used to maintain and improve school facilities and address the needs of its students.

Proposal Number 2, an Amendment: Extending Sewage Project Debt Exclusion From Debt Limit – Citywide

Extends for ten years the authority of counties, cities, towns and villages to remove debt for the construction of sewer facilities from their constitutional debt limits. Spending on the treatment and disposal of sewage would not be included in the amount of debt allowed throughout the state for ten more years.

Find your Election Day polling site here: vote.nyc/page/find-your-poll-site.

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