The polls are now closed in today’s general election in New York City, and we’re awaiting the results of several races across Queens.
Residents in the “World’s Borough” headed to the polls today to cast votes in the mayor and public advocate contests, as well as City Council contests in nine Queens districts. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James were also on the citywide primary ballot as they seek re-election to their respective offices.
We will be updating this story as all the results come in, so stay tuned! Be sure to also follow our Twitter page for up-to-the-minute results as well. Voting results are coming in from the NYC Board of Elections and WNYC.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is in the lead for re-election with 79.3 percent of the votes. Public Advocate Letitia James is also leading the way toward a re-election with 63.4 percent of the votes.
With 4.7 percent of the precincts voting, incumbent Paul Vallone takes the lead with 58.5 percent for District 19 of City Council.
In District 32, which has been a somewhat contentious race, incumbent Eric Ulrich has 72.4 percent of the vote.
The showdown between incumbent Elizabeth Crowley and Holden is very tight, with Crowley receiving 50.1 percent of the vote and Holden slightly trailing with 49.9 percent.
Councilman I. Daneek Miller is reporting a huge lead in District 27, with 97.8 percent of the vote.
In District 22, the results are similar with Councilman Costa Constantinides receiving 94.5 percent of the vote.
Mayor Bill de Blasio wins re-election with 61.7 percent of the vote. His main challenger, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, received 32.7 percent of the vote.
The majority of New Yorkers — 79.7 percent — voted against holding a constitution convention and against modifying forest preserve lands — 55.4 percent. But a majority — 64.9 percent — voted to allow judges to reduce or cut the pensions of elected officials who have been convicted of a felony.
Adrienne Adams, who ran to replace disgraced former Councilman Ruben Wills, is leading District 28 with 84.5 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Barry Grodenchik, who represents District 23, is leading with 60.4 percent of the vote.
In District 24, incumbent Rory Lancman is in the lead with 89.4 percent of the vote.
Public Advocate Letitia James has won re-election with 72 percent of the vote along with Comptroller Scott Stringer, who received 75.3 percent of the vote.
New Yorkers have voted against Proposition 1 with 79.5 percent of the vote.
The race for District 30 is still tight — Holden has a 23 vote lead on the incumbent Elizabeth Crowley.
I. Daneek Miller overwhelmingly wins the District 27 race with 95.6 percent of the vote.
With 90.8 percent of the precincts reporting, Eric Ulrich is on the path to re-election for District 32.
Councilman Rory Lancman wins re-election in District 24 with 91.5 percent of the vote.
Adrienne Adams takes District 28 with 86 percent of the vote while Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is re-elected with 85.1 percent of the vote.
In District 30, Robert Holden has a 32-vote lead on the incumbent Elizabeth Crowley.
With 77.2 percent of the vote, Melinda Katz has been re-elected as Queens borough president.
Incumbent Paul Vallone wins re-election in District 19 with 57.5 percent of the vote.
Barry Grodenchik wins District 23 with 63 percent of the vote.
Councilman Eric Ulrich officially wins re-election for District 32 with 65.8 percent of the vote.
Councilman Costa Constantinides overwhelmingly wins re-election in District 22 with 93.5 percent of the vote.
Holden’s lead has increased to 93 votes over incumbent Elizabeth Crowley in District 30.
The lead for Robert Holden has now increased to 133 votes over Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.