Democrats residing in much of northeast Queens will head to the polls tomorrow, Sept. 10, to choose a nominee to fill the 23rd City Council District seat that Mark Weprin vacated earlier this year.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the 23rd District’s confines, which includes all or parts of Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens and Queens Village. The primary is open to only registered Democrats in the district.
Six Democrats are seeking the party’s nomination to succeed Weprin: political aide Celia Dosamantes; civic activist Bob Friedrich; former Assemblyman Barry Grodenchik; former Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit member Rebecca Lynch; attorney Ali Najmi; businessman Satnam Singh Parhar.
The candidates, along with Republican nominee Joe Concannon, participated in a number of debates recently held around the district, including an Aug. 5 forum that The Courier and North Shore Towers co-sponsored.
Concannon gets a chance to relax tomorrow, as he does not face a primary challenger. He will, however, face the winner of the Democratic primary in the November general election for the right to occupy the 23rd Council seat for the remainder of Weprin’s term, which expires in 2017.
To find a polling place or for more information, call 212-VOTE-NYC or visit the city Board of Elections website.