It’s primary day for Democrats in New York City. The voting is for mayor, public advocate and comptroller; the five borough president positions; all 51 city council seats; the Brooklyn and Manhattan district attorney posts; and civil court judges and other district leader positions.
Local elections are important. Where do you think national politicians — like that evil elf Jeff Sessions — come from? Hello! Plenty of local politicians work their way up to national jobs. Others who stay local, including judges, can have a huge impact on your daily life. If you’re a registered Democrat, don’t sit this one out. If you’re a registered Democrat who knows me AND likes to complain to me about politics AND you sit this one out … you’re seriously taking your life in your hands. Surely, you know how I feel about people who whine but don’t act.
Gotham Gazette offers a voters guide here, so you can know what it’s all about before you hit the polls. You can find your polling site here.