All Special Elections and the Presidential Primary have been postponed to June 23 due to ongoing community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This Voter Guide will be updated by early June with information on all June 23 elections. Visit our Voting and Coronavirus page for the latest updates.
The office of New York City’s Queens borough president was vacated when former Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was sworn into the office of Queens district attorney. On January 2nd, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a special election for March 24th to fill the vacated seat. The elected candidate will fill the seat through the end of 2020. Later this year, a primary (in June) and general election (in November) will be held to fill the seat from January 2021 through the end of 2021. On March 15, all voting in the Special Election for Queens Borough President was suspended by Mayor Bill de Blasio, in response to COVID-19. On March 30, Governor Cuomo rescheduled the election for June 23, simultaneous with the previously planned statewide primary.
New York City’s official nonpartisan Voter Guide has all the information you need to choose the right candidate to represent you.
All registered voters in Queens are eligible to vote in this special election. Check the New York City BOE’s website to make sure you’re registered to vote and look up your early voting and election day poll site.
Stay up-to-date on city elections! Text NYCVOTES to 917-979-6377 to receive text alerts about your elections, or sign up to receive email alerts from the CFB. Make sure to follow NYC Votes!
Our city is stronger when everyone votes, and it’s more convenient than ever with early voting!
- Early voting: Saturday June 13th through Sunday June 21st (Confirm early voting locations and hours on the BOE’s website)
- Special Election Day: Tuesday June 23rd, 6 AM to 9 PM
So, get out and vote, so you can make a difference on the issues that matter to you!
ABOUT THE VOTER GUIDE
This Voter Guide is produced by the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) to help New Yorkers make informed choices at the polls. The CFB creates an online Guide for every city election. This Guide lists all the candidates who were expected to be on the ballot at the time of posting and will be updated if the list changes.
The profiles and photos in this Guide were submitted to the CFB by the candidates, all of whom have affirmed that the information provided is true to the best of their knowledge. The views expressed in the candidate statements do not represent those of the CFB.
This badge will appear if a candidate is participating in the NYC Campaign Finance Program.
THE OFFICE OF BOROUGH PRESIDENT
Borough Presidents are the advocates for their boroughs. While borough presidents can’t create or pass laws, they can fund organizations in their boroughs (about $4 million of the city budget is set aside for this purpose); make land use decisions; appoint members of local Community Boards and the City Planning Commission, who advise on land and neighborhood needs; and advocate for residents of their boroughs.