Your guide to Brooklyn’s 2019 general elections
For a so-called “off-year” election, this year’s ballot has plenty for voters to consider. Here’s a guide to what you’ll find when you show up at your polling place to cast your ballot.
One high-profile race this election cycle is the contest for New York City Public Advocate. Incumbent Jumaane Williams, a Democrat, is running for re-election. His two opponents are Staten Island Councilmember Joseph Borelli, who is running on both the Republican and Conservative party lines, and David Balkind, president of the nonprofit Sahana Software Foundation, who is running on the Libertarian party line.
45th City Council District
Voters in Brooklyn’s 45th Council District will go to the polls to select a City Council representative. Incumbent Democrat Farah Louis, who won the seat earlier this year after Williams won the race for public advocate, is running for re-election. Her two opponents are Anthony Beckford, running on the Liberal party line, and David Fite, a Libertarian. The district includes Flatbush, East Flatbush, and parts of Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands and Kensington.
City Charter revisions
The election ballot contains five proposed changes to the New York City Charter.