Riley prevails in District 12 Democratic primary, which once again has borough’s highest turnout


City Council District 12 — a legislative district whose boundaries include the Wakefield, Baychester, Eastchester, Olinville, Co-op City, Edenwald and Williamsbridge sections — is quickly earning a reputation as one of the city’s most consistent election turnout districts.

Prior to the June 27 primary, the 2021 primary in District 12 saw a voter turnout of 21%, the highest in the borough. On Tuesday, 6,860 ballots were cast — it was the highest turnout of any of this year’s Bronx City Council races — and those votes overwhelmingly allowed incumbent Kevin Riley to emerge from a three-person Democratic race.