The polls are officially open for Election Day 2023, and Brooklynites are heading out to cast their votes in some of the city’s most-watched council races.
Early voting turnout in the city was particularly low this year — only 86,000 voters headed to the polls during the nine-day early voting period, accounting for just 1.9% of all registered voters in New York City. But Brooklyn had the second-highest number of early voters of all five boroughs, with more than 23,000 check-ins.
All eyes on southern Brooklyn
Most of Brooklyn’s council races are not competitive, and many won’t appear on the ballot at all – especially in Democrat-heavy northern Brooklyn.