New York: How to Vote, Where to Vote and Candidates on the Ballot

For the second time in two months, New Yorkers are voting in the primary, this time for Congress and the State Senate.

There are several competing congressional and special elections, but there are concerns that a rare August primary, when many New Yorkers are distracted or absent, will lower turnout even more than usual.

Polling stations are open Tuesdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time.

In upstate New York, you must be registered in a political party to vote in their primary; Independents cannot do this.

Early voting ended on Sunday. If you have a postal vote but haven’t sent it off yet, today is the deadline; the ballot must be postmarked August 23 or earlier. You can also drop it off at a polling station before 9:00 p.m. (If you applied to vote by mail but are unable to mail your ballot, you can use an affidavit at a polling station – but not a voting machine.)

New Yorkers who are having trouble voting can call the state’s Election Protection Hotline at 866-390-2992.

Find your voting location by entering your address on this State Board of Elections website.

Earlier this year, the state’s highest courts ruled that district maps created by Democrats were unconstitutional and ordered them to be redraw. As a result, the primary elections for Congress and the State Senate were postponed from June to August.

If you’re in New York City, go here to see what’s on your ballot. Ballotpedia also provides a sample state voting tool.

The tent competition takes place in Manhattan’s 12th congressional district, where Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat representing the Upper West Side, faces Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, who represents the Upper East Side. A third candidate, Suraj Patel, is running for generational change.

The 10th District, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, has a rare open seat that has drawn many Democratic candidates including Daniel Goldman, an impeachment investigator in the trial of former President Donald J. Trump; Representative Mondaire Jones, now representing another district; and Elizabeth Holtzman, 81, who was once the youngest woman elected to the House of Representatives. Two local women, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera and MP Yuh-Line Niou, have campaigned hard in the race.

Two strong Conservatives and Trump supporters are running in the 23rd district: Carl Paladino, a property developer with a history of racist language, and Nick Langworthy, the state Republican Party leader.

In the revamped 17th district, Alessandra Biaggi, a state senator, challenges Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Sean Patrick Maloney from the left. Mr Maloney drew criticism after the districts were redrawn and he opted to run in a safer district held by Mr Jones, one of the first black, openly gay men elected to Congress became.

The 19th District seat was vacated when Gov. Kathy Hochul elected former Representative Antonio Delgado as Lieutenant Governor. Two county executives are on a special election to complete his term: Marc Molinaro, a Republican, and Pat Ryan, a Democrat.

Another special election will be held in the 23rd Circuit to complete Rep. Tom Reed’s term. Joe Sempolinski, a former congressional aide, is said to keep it under Republican control.

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