August 25


Sweeping Victory For Rep. Hakeem Jeffries In Primary Elections

August 25, 2022

Voter turnout was very light in the August 23rd Primary Election, following nine days of Early Voting, where the U.S. House of Representatives and State Senate were both on the ballot.

Incumbent Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (District 8) won the Democratic nomination in the Congressional Primary, grabbing 87% of the vote (19,222 votes) against opponent Queen Johnson who garnered 12.5% of the vote (2,774 votes). Write-in votes totaled 116, or 0.5% of votes. There was no Republican primary for this office.
State Senator Roxanne Persaud will be running on the Democratic ticket in November; there was no primary for the 19th Senatorial District, as the incumbent senator was running unopposed. Her district covers Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Brownsville, East New York, Flatlands, Georgetown, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Starrett City and Sheepshead Bay.
Incumbent State Senator Kevin Parker won the Democratic nomination for the 21st Senate District, taking 46% of the vote. His district covers East Flatbush and Flatbush.
Across the five boroughs, in a city of over eight million people, a dismal 76,335 voters cast their ballots during the Early Voting Period that ran from August 13-21, and half of those votes were in Manhattan. In Canarsie, Early Voting took place at I.S. 68 Bildersee, where turnout was also light In Brooklyn, a total of 23,602 voters showed up at the pollsites during the nine-day period.
This year, New York had two primary elections, and nine days of Early Voting in each election. On June 28th, residents cast their votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, the Assembly seat and State Committee/District Leader.
Earlier this year, a state court ruled that the U.S. House and State Senate districts must be redrawn. As a result, these elections were rescheduled from June to August.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022, with Early Voting running from October 29-November 6, 2022.
Reminder: Your pollsite may have changed due to redistricting. Find your pollsite at or call 866-VOTE-NYC.

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