Brooklyn Borough President

Employer / Organization

Borough of Brooklyn

Next Election

Nov 02, 2021

Filing Window

Jul 12, 2021 - Aug 17, 2021


The Brooklyn Borough President is chosen by the people of Brooklyn to be the head of their borough government. The borough president proposes legislation, zoning changes, city-wide budget recommendations, and direction for land-use in the borough. Borough presidents appoint members to the New York City Planning Commission, and members to other local boards. Borough presidents hold public hearings concerning issues related to the borough. The annual salary for the five New York City Borough Presidents is $179,200/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position, follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New York City Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies for the position that you intend to run for, and that you meet any other qualifications. 2) Pick up the nominating petitions at the nearest New York City Board of Elections office (there is at least one located in each borough) so that you can gather the required amount of signatures (4000 for this position). You have a six week window to gather the required signatures and submit them to the New York City Board of Elections, which is from July 11, 2017 until August 22, 2017, and the General Election will be held on November 7, 2017. 3) After your signatures are submitted and accepted by the New York City Board of Elections you still must submit paperwork indicating that you accept the nomination. Not taking care of this final step will keep you off the ballot, so make sure that it is completed! The Board of Elections will issue the paperwork for accepting the nomination when your signatures are submitted. You will be an official candidate and appear on the ballot if you follow these simple steps. Please note that these instructions are for an independent candidate. If you would like to run as a candidate of one of the major parties (Democrat, Republican, Green, Working Families, etc.) you will have to adhere to a different timeline that takes place earlier in the year. The New York City Board of Elections is the elections administrator for this position, and part of their job is helping candidates run for office, so please contact them as early as possible so that you understand all of the steps and obtain the proper paperwork. They can be reached at (212) 487-5400 or

Submit application to:
New York City Board of Elections, 32 - 42 Broadway, New York City, New York, 10004, US