NYS Senate District 13
Most-all Jackson Heights residents are represented in the New York State Senate by the resident elected to fill District 13's seat.
- 1 Map of District 13 - Details
- 2 Do you live in District 13?
- 3 Resident and Voter Ethnic Breakdown
- 4 Voter Qualifications
- 5 Voter Registration Opportunities
- 6 Candidate Qualifications
- 7 Candidate Guide Book
- 8 Election Results
- 9 Incumbent
- 10 The 2020 Election
- 11 Related Wiki Pages
- 12 External Links
Map of District 13 - Details
Residents living Jackson Heights, Corona, and East Elmhurst (and edges of Astoria, Elmhurst, Flushing, and Woodside) make up the potential electorate of NYS Senate District 13. 98% of Jackson Heights residents live in Senate District 13. The 2% exception being a sliver on the neighborhood's south east border.
Do you live in District 13?
To see if you live in NYS Senate District 13, zoom in on this interactive map of the district.
Resident and Voter Ethnic Breakdown
To vote in the election for Senator to fill the District 13 seat, one must meet the following:
- Live NYS Senate District 13
- A U.S. Citizen
- A New York City resident for at least 30 days
- 18 years of age before the next election
- Not in prison for a felony conviction
- Do not claim the right to vote elsewhere
For more about the voter qualifications see the official city voter registration site here.
Voter Registration Opportunities
Download the application, complete the form, sign it, and mail it to:
- Board of Elections
- 32 Broadway, 7 Fl
- New York, NY 10004-1609
Your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.
Note: the Board of Elections cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature.
Register to vote in person in Queens at:
- 118-35 Queens Boulevard
- Forest Hills, NY 11375
- Tel: 1.718.730.6730
- Fax: 1.718.459.3384
- Hours of Operation – 9A.M.– 5 P.M.
If you have a valid ID from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register to vote online. Go to this site operated by the NYS DMV to register online
Choosing Party Affiliations
The Voter registration application form contains a section where you can indicate your choice for party affiliation. If you indicate a party affiliation, you will be eligible to vote for the selected parties candidates in primaries. If you would like to register to vote, without designating a party, mark the space indicating "I do not wish to enroll in a party."
The following parties are recognized in New York State:
- Working Families
- Women's Equality
To serve in the NYS Senate a candidate must be a:
- Citizen of the United States
- Resident of the state of New York for five years
- Resident of the senate district for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election. See Article 3, Paragraph 7 of NYS constitution for residency exceptions.
Additionally, Paragraph 9 states that the Senate "shall determine the rules of its own proceedings, and be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members;"
Official Duties of a NYS Senator
According to ARTICLE III, Section 1, of the NYS Constitution, "The legislative power of this state shall be vested in the senate and assembly."
Compensation, Allowances, Expenses
ARTICLE III, Section 6, of the NYS Constitution, specifies the following compensation, allowances, and expenses for state legislators:
- Members shall receive for his or her services a like annual salary. ($79,500 in 2018)
- Members shall also be reimbursed for actual traveling expenses in going to and returning from the place in which the legislature meets, not more than once each week while the legislature is in session. The 2018 rate was $175 per day, including overnight, or $59 a day without overnight.
- Senators, when the senate alone is convened in extraordinary session, or when serving as members of the court for the trial of impeachments, shall receive an additional per diem allowance.
- Senators serving as an officer or "in any other special capacity therein or directly connected therewith not hereinbefore in this section specified, may also be paid and receive, in addition, any allowance which may be fixed by law for the particular and additional services appertaining to or entailed by such office or special capacity."
Term In Office
NYS senate seats are filled for 2 year periods.
Candidate Guide Book
The NYC Board of Elections provides a guide book for candidates, see here.
Statement and Return Report for Certification, General Election 2016 - 11/08/2016 State Senator (13th Senatorial District)
- JOSE R. PERALTA (DEMOCRATIC) 56,925
- JESUS GONZALEZ (REPUBLICAN) 8,007
- JESUS GONZALEZ (CONSERVATIVE) 891
- JOSE R. PERALTA (WORKING FAMILIES) 2,971
- JESUS GONZALEZ (REFORM) 264
- Plus about 100 write-in votes
Albany Office, 188 State Street Room 415, Legislative Office Building Albany , NY 12247 Phone: (518) 455-2529 Fax: (518) 426-6909
District Office, 32-37 Junction Boulevard East Elmhurst , NY 11369 Phone: (718) 205-3881 Fax: (718) 205-4145
The 2020 Election
Senate elections take place on even years. The next election will be held on November 2, 2020. Absentee ballots may be filed earlier.
One can look up the money raised, where it came from, money spent, etc. by each at this NYS Board of Elections site.
Voting Locations and Times
- Primary Election
- Voting locations
- Absentee ballots...
- General Election - November 6, 2018
- Voting locations
- Absentee ballots...
Related Wiki Pages
- See this page's Discussion for city limitations on "campaign-related materials or partisan political materials."
- Incumbent Page
- Candidate #1
- Learn who represents you in city, state, and federal government
- New York State Constitution
- The Official NYS Senate "About Us" page.
- Download the voter registration application.
- The January 22, 2018 New Yorker has a story about the District 13 Senate race, focusing on Tahseen Chowdhury, a seventeen-year-old student at Stuyvesant High School.