Gerson Off the Ballot

City Councilman Alan Gerson has been removed from the ballot, according to a source at the city Board of Elections.

Gerson was seeking to be reinstated during a meeting today, but that effort was not successful, according to this source.

Gerson, a Democrat representing Lower Manhattan, had been facing a spirited primary challenge from a few opponents, including Margaret Chin, Peter Gleason and P.J. Kim.

Gerson is the first sitting elected official removed from the ballot this election cycle. Bill de Blasio, a Councilman running for public advocate, was restored to the ballot earlier today.

Gerson Off the Ballot