2013 ELECTION DAY COVERAGE


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On Tuesday, November 5, New York City voters will cast their ballots in the 2013 general election.

Check back here for continuing Election Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results.

11: 41 p.m.: According to the New York Times, Melinda Katz has been projected the winner of the Queens borough president race, and the following City Council candidates have also been projected as winners:

District 19: Democrat Paul Vallone

District 20: Democrat Peter Koo

District 21: Julissa Ferreras (running unopposed)

District 23: Mark Weprin

District 25: Daniel Dromm  (running unopposed)

District 26: James Van Bramer (running unopposed)

District 27: Daneek Miller

District 28: Ruben Wills

District 30: Elizabeth Crowley

District 31: Donovan Richards

 

THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

11:24 p.m.: Councilmember Eric Ulrich declares victory in District 32 race.

10:40 p.m.: Newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio gives victory speech.

“Today you spoke out loudly and clearly for a new direction for our city united by a belief that our city should leave no New Yorker behind,” he said.

9:59 p.m.: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and city comptroller candidate gives victory speech.

“This victory of ours did not come easy. It was a long journey, but it was worth it,” he said.

9:56 p.m.: Councilmember Letitia James, who gave her victory speech a little after 9 p.m., projected as winner in public advocate race.

9:48 p.m.: Melinda Katz gives her victory speech for Queens borough president.

“We sent a message from the moment I announced my candidacy that we are a borough of diversity …” she said.

9:47 p.m.: Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota gives his concession speech.

“It was a good fight and it was a fight worth having,”  said Lhota.

9:08 p.m.: Democrat Bill de Blasio is projected as winner of mayor’s race, according to reports.

“.@BilldeBlasio has the experience to run #NYC, a compelling vision for its future and he and his family epitomize the New York story.” Governor Andrew Cuomo, who endorsed de Blasio, tweeted about 30 minutes later.

 

Photo courtesy of Lew Simon’s campaign 

12:00 p.m.: Lew Simon, the Democratic candidate in the City Council District 32 race, voted at PS 114 in Belle Harbor.

“The positive response we’re getting is really humbling, so I’m very hopeful.  The voters know me, and they know how hard I work and how much I care about our neighborhoods  They’re ready for a councilmember who will work for them “25/7″ to get our communities rebuilt, to increase street safety and get the attention we need from City Hall,” he said.

 

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano 

11:30 a.m.: City Council District 22 Democratic candidate Costa Constantinides voted at PS 85 in Astoria with his wife and son.

“We’re very grateful for all the support we’ve been getting,” he said.

“We’re excited, it has been a very exciting day. We’ve been campaigning and talking to voters.”

 

Screenshot via Twitter/@Stringer2013

11:28 a.m.: City comptroller candidate and Manhattan Borough Manhattan President Scott Stringer votes with his son by his side.

 

Photo courtesy of  Bill de Blasio campaign 

10:50 a.m.: Bill de Blasio voting today in Park Slope.

 

Photo courtesy of the NYC Mayor’s Office’s Flickr/Photo by  Kristen Artz

10:48 p.m.: Mayor Michael Bloomberg voting for his successor this morning.

 

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre 

10:07 a.m.: Republican candidate in the City Council District 30 race, Craig Caruana, cast his ballot at St. Margaret School in Middle Village. “I got a great response so we feel good,” he said.

 

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre 

9:3o a.m.: District 30 Councilmember and incumbent candidate Elizabeth Crowley voted at PS 113 in Glendale.

 

Photo courtesy of Daniel Lee

8:29 a.m.: City Council District 22 Green Party candidate Lynne Serpe voted this morning at PS 171 in Long Island City.

“Change is in the air. I’m looking forward to the next several hours of conversations with my fellow community members about the important issues in our district. I love Election Day,” said Serpe.

 

Screenshot via Twitter/@AdolfoCarrion

8:24 a.m.: Independence mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion Jr. casts his ballot.

 

Photo by Terence M. Cullen

8:08 a.m.: Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota meets and greets voters with former Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the 86th Street 4/5/6 subway stop at the corner of 86th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

 

Photo courtesy of Councilmember Ulrich

7:30 a.m.: Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent in the District 32 race, cast his ballot early this morning.

 

6:33 a.m.: Polls are open and close at 9 p.m. According to the Board of Elections, you can find your poll site location online at http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com or by calling the voter Phone Bank at 1-866-VOTE-NYC.