Why is this election happening?

Former Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez resigned from this seat after he was nominated to become New York’s Secretary of State by Governor Kathy Hochul. This special election will fill his Assembly seat.

What does the State Assembly do?

The State Assembly is the lower chamber of the State Legislature. There are 150 members. Assembly members write and vote on legislation, approve state budgets, and uphold or override the Governors’ vetoes.

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Which neighborhoods are in this district?

Assembly District 68 includes East Harlem and Randall’s Island. It also includes small parts of Central Harlem and the Upper East Side.

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Candidates on the ballot

  • Edward Gibbs | Democratic
  • Daby Benjaminé Carreras | Republican
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Key Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline

    Fri, October 14, 2022
  • Deadline to update your address

    Wed, October 19, 2022
  • Absentee ballot request deadline (online)

    Mon, October 24, 2022
  • Early Voting

    Sat, October 29, 2022 - Sun, November 6, 2022