In case you haven’t noticed, there is an election tomorrow. Technically it’s a primary, but for all intents and purposes, it’s the election (the exception being the race for Mayor, which will be decided in November, not September).

If you are a registered Democrat, vote tomorrow.* If you are a registered Democrat in North Brooklyn, vote tomorrow and tell all of your friends to vote. This is particularly important in the 33rd District, which Williamsburg and Greenpoint shares with DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Park Slope (because we all have so much in common). Too often, our council members are focused on the southern part of the district, where the votes (and dollars) are, to the exclusion of the north. Good turnout from the northern territories can change that (it might even elect someone who actually lives here).

[*If you are not a registered democrat, you really should be – at least for the citywide elections. For better or (mostly) worse, New York has a closed primary system. That means you can only vote in the primary for the party you are registered for. If you are not registered as a Democrat in city elections, you will not have a voice in most of the races that affect you. That’s just the way it is, and that’s why you should register as a Democrat (you can always switch back to Republican, Independent, WFP, whatever in the even-year state and national election cycles).]