Your primary voting guide: what to know 1

Democratic voters can go to the polls or fill out an absentee ballot for the primary on June 23. Queens residents will be able to select candidates for borough president, Assembly and Congress, among other races.

With primary day less than three weeks away, here are the candidates and information on voting.

Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 23. To find your polling site visit or call 1 (866) Vote-NYC (868-3692). Residents can also email their complete home address to and the Board of Elections will email the correct polling location back. People should write the name of their borough in the subject line.

To apply for an absentee ballot residents must postmark, apply online, email or fax a completed application by June 16. People can apply in person by June 22.

The date to register to vote in the primary is over. Applications needed to be received by the Board of Elections by June 3.

To check if you’re registered to vote, visit or call 1 (866) 868-3692.

For information on early voting, see the separate story or visit

Here are the candidates for the upcoming Democratic primaries in Queens, including for Congress, Assembly and borough president. There are no Republican primaries.

Borough president

Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), Elizabeth Crowley, Anthony Miranda, Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) and Dao Yin.

A nonpartisan special election for this race scheduled for the same day was canceled by Gov. Cuomo, a decision that was upheld in court [see separate story].

Judge of the Civil Court

John Ciafone and Jessica Earle-Gargan.

3rd Congressional District

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens), Melanie D’Arrigo and Michael Weinstock.

5th Congressional District

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) and Shaniyat Chowdhury.

6th Congressional District

Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), Sandra Choi and Mel Gagarin.

7th Congressional District

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) and Paperboy Love Prince.

12th Congressional District

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn), Lauren Ashcraft, Peter Harrison and Suraj Patel.

14th Congressional District

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx, Queens), Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Badrun Khan and Samuel Sloan.

12th Senatorial District

State Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Ignazio Terranova.

13th Senatorial District

State Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-East Elmhurst) and Diana Sanchez.

24th Assembly District

Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows), Albert Baldeo and Mahfuzul Islam.

31st Assembly District

Khaleel Anderson, Tavia Blakley, Richard David, Derrick DeFlorimonte, Lisa George and Shea Uzoigwe.

33rd Assembly District

Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village) and Oster Bryan.

34th Assembly District

Assemblyman Michael Den Dekker (D-Jackson Heights), Joy Chowdhury, Angel Cruz, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo.

35th Assembly District

Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona) and Hiram Monserrate.

36th Assembly District

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) and Zohran Kwame Mamdani.

37th Assembly District

Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Sunnyside), Danielle Brecker and Mary Jobaida.

38th Assembly District

Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven), Joseph De Jesus and Jenifer Rajkumar.

39th Assembly District

Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz (D-Corona) and Ramon Ramirez.

40th Assembly District

Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and Steven Lee.

U.S. President

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is the only candidate campaigning after his competitors suspended their campaigns. Voters will still see 11 names, including Biden’s, on the ballot.

The state Board of Elections voted to cancel the primary amid concerns over the coronavirus but candidate Andrew Yang challenged the decision, saying it was unconstitutional. A federal judge ordered the primary reinstated.

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