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Actual voting: Less than 15% in Brooklyn

February 18, 2021 Asar John
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Reactions for and against our most recent U.S. President have generally increased the national registration and voter turnout. And even the traditional Brooklyn Democratic stronghold, while stronger post-Trump, might have trouble bringing the number of registered voters beyond the 2017 levels of 58.3 percent of the general Brooklyn population.

A significant part of the population goes about daily life believing that one’s politics, like faith and sexual preferences, are most comfortably kept private. But the modern world of social media and non-stop cable talking heads have produced a new vigorous activism and public expression. How it will affect local races in Brooklyn and the citywide mayoral turnout remains to be seen.

Examining the most recent mayoral election in 2017, viewed through the turnout in each Brooklyn Councilmanic district, gives a snapshot for comparison, and sheds some light. For example, in the last mayoral election, only 58.3 percent of the population was registered to vote.

Of those registered voters, only 22.67 percent actually voted. Astoundingly, only 13.2 percent of the general population actually voted.

While Brooklynites active in politics will anticipate an increased turnout in the upcoming mayoral and councilmanic elections, it is instructive to examine the changes that happened from the 2013 mayoral election to the 2017 one. Overall, in all parties, the voter turnout increased by about 5,000 from 2013 to 2017.

District 45 (Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park) saw a major increase in votes for the Democractic candidate, incumbent De Blasio, by almost 12,000 votes. In the same district, votes for a Republican candidate decreased by almost 6,000 votes from the 8,894 that had been scored by Joe Lhota in 2013.

District 43 (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst) saw an 800 vote decrease for the Democratic candidate in 2017, and over 3,500 vote increase for Republican candidate in 2017, compared to 2013.

Below are the turnouts by Council Districts in Brooklyn for the most recent (2017) mayoral race. Readers are invited to look closely at their own districts for insights.

Voter turnout: 350,085 in Brooklyn


CC 33: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 15,589

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 2,926

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 345

Akeem Browder (Green) 637

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 2,155

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 821


CC 34: Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 12,012

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 1,278

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 182

Akeem Browder (Green) 429

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 1,181

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 314


CC 35: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 25,513– scored particularly high here

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 1,396

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 273

Akeem Browder (Green) 1,169— relatively high compared to other CC’s

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 3,112

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 747


CC 36: Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 20,092

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 700

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 124

Akeem Browder (Green) 798

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 1,546

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 351


CC 37: Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, East New York

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 10,404

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 893

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 150

Akeem Browder (Green) 281

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 518

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 167


CC 38: Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 8,386

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 2,495

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 383

Akeem Browder (Green) 263

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 1,087

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 366


CC 39: Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 22,429

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 4,405

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 738

Akeem Browder (Green) 744

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 4,853–particularly high compared to other cc’s

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 1,195


CC 40: Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 20,120

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 1,096

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 197

Akeem Browder (Green) 530

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 1,985

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 520


CC 41: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 18,236

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 570

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 134

Akeem Browder (Green) 301

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 501

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 121


CC 42: East New York, New Lots, Remsen Village, Spring Creek, Starrett City

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 19,037

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 833

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 164

Akeem Browder (Green) 297

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 394

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 89


CC 43: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 8,928

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 12,864– scores particularly high here comp. To other cc’s

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 1,784

Akeem Browder (Green) 245

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 688

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 1,199


CC 44: Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Ocean Parkway

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 6,313

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 7,511

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 1,537

Akeem Browder (Green) 128

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 333

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 345


CC 45: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 18,784

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 2,700

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 435

Akeem Browder (Green) 275

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 663

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 248


CC 46: Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 17,850

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 8,011

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 1,111

Akeem Browder (Green) 230

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 405

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 399



CC 47: Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Sea Gate

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 5,852

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 6,561

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 712

Akeem Browder (Green) 159

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 267

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 449


CC 48: Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater Towers, Midwood

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 5,180

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 9,540

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 1,078

Akeem Browder (Green) 197

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 342

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 469


Total Brooklyn:

Bill de Blasio (Democratic) 234,725

Nicole Malliotakis (Republican) 63,779

Nicole Malliotakis (Conservative) 9,347

Akeem Browder (Green) 6,683

Bill de Blasio (Working Families) 20,030

Sal F. Albanese (Reform) 7,800

(other 8,000+ write-ins and independent)

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