General election early voting is here


If you haven’t registered to vote you still have until Saturday to do so before the upcoming general election on Nov. 7.

Early voting begins Oct. 28 and continues until Nov. 5. The last day to postmark a ballot is Nov. 7.

It must be received by the city Board of Elections no later than Nov. 14.

For military voters, ballots they must be received no later than Nov. 24. The last day to deliver a ballot in-person to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county is Nov. 7.

In the upcoming vote in greater Riverdale, there is only one contested race — the city council 11th district seat held by Democrat Eric Dinowitz.

He is being challenged by Robert Caemmerer, who is running under the Republican and Conservative/Medical Freedom lines.

The other uncontested races are for district attorney, which includes incumbent Darcel Clark who won her primary against criminal defense and civil rights attorney Tess Cohen in July; Judge of the Civil Court and Justice of the Supreme Court 12th Judicial District. The candidates are Joaquin Orellana for civil court and Michael Frishman, Sharon Aarons and John Howard-Algarin for Supreme Court. In the latter race, there are three openings and three candidates.

The ballot includes statewide ballot measure questions. They read as follows:

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

The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 4 of the Constitution removes the special constitutional debt limitation now placed on small city school districts, so they will be treated the same as all other school districts. Shall the proposed amendments be improved?

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

The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution extends for ten years the authority of counties, cities, towns, and villages to remove from their constitutional debt limits debt for the construction of sewage facilities. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

While it is too late to receive an absentee ballot application by letter, telefax, or through the absentee request portal, it is not too late to apply in-person for an absentee ballot. You have until Nov. 6 to request one.

Want to register to vote? Go to e-register.vote.nyc

Not sure where your poll site is or want to look at a sample ballot? Go to findmypollsite.vote.nyc

Unity Dems Club condemns attacks

The Unity Democratic Club condemns the recent horrific and violent attacks by Hamas in Israel.

In a statement posted on its website, the one-year-old club stated:

“We have been heartbroken to watch the news reports of the unspeakably heinous acts perpetrated by Hamas on Israelis of all ages. In shared grief, we recognize our own loved ones in the stories coming from the region. At this painful and shocking moment, we must be clear to separate the acts by Hamas and Palestinian civilians and to not lapse into anti-Muslim sentiment.

“We stand with all innocent victims in the region and condemn those here and abroad who are celebrating death and the attacks and using antisemitic tropes to stoke more hatred. At this time, we reach out to local community members who have family and friends currently in danger in Israel and Gaza.

“As members of a diverse and loving community that is the northwest Bronx, we celebrate shared humanity in the Middle East and in our own community.

“We call upon world leaders to work towards peace and commit to the principle of protecting civilian lives and wellbeing.”


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