Brooklyn Borough District Attorney

Employer / Organization

Borough of Brooklyn

Next Election

Nov 02, 2021

Filing Window

Jul 12, 2021 - Aug 17, 2021


The Brooklyn District Attorney investigates and prosecutes crime, assists victims, and implements crime prevention strategies to improve public safety and the quality of life of Brooklyn residents. Much of the work is handled by two principal divisions: Investigations and Trial. Additional specialized legal bureaus and units, including those dealing with special victims, work alongside these divisions to advance the objectives of the Brooklyn District Attorney. The annual salary for the five New York City District Attorneys is $209,050/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