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Early voting for Democratic primaries kicks off

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Early voting starts today, Sat., June 17, and runs through Sun., June 25, for Democratic primary elections for City Council.

Some early-voting sites in Council District 1 (which includes Lower Manhattan,  Soho, Chinatown, Tribeca, Financial District, Battery Park City) are City-As-School High School, at 19 Clarkson St., between Seventh Avenue South and Hudson Street; Hamilton Madison House, at 50 Madison St.; and B.M.C.C. Fitterman Hall, at 245 Greenwich St.

Due to renovation work, St. Anthony’s Church, at Sullivan and Houston Streets, which is usually a go-to poll site for Soho residents, is currently not being used for voting.

In District 1, incumbent Christopher Marte faces a challenge from three opponents, Susan Lee, Ursila Jung and Pooi Stewart.

Among early voting sites for Council District 2 (which includes the East Village, Washington Square and part of Greenwich Village, Noho, Gramercy and Kips Bay) are Campos Plaza, at 635 E. 12th St.; Junior High School 56, at 220 Henry St.; and Hunter College Brookdale Dorm, at 425 E. 25th St.

Carlina Rivera, who has represented District 2 since 2018, is being challenged for the second time by Allie Ryan.

Councilmember Erik Bottcher, who represents the West Side’s District 3 (Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen), is unopposed and so does not have a primary election.

For more information on the two Council races, see The Village Sun’s coverage.

Early-voting sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Tues., June 20, and Fri., June 23, when they will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wed., June 21, and Thurs., June 22, when they will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Early-voting polls will be open on Juneteenth, Mon., June 19, which is a new federal holiday as of two years ago.

To find your early-voting location, use the New York City Board of Election’s

Election day for the primary election is Tues., June 27, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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