As the New York primary election takes place on Thursday, many New Yorkers will (hopefully) be heading out to cast their votes. While some may still be on the fence over who might be the best candidate to back, others might be confused as to why we’re voting on a Thursday or even asking themselves what time do polls close in NYC?
Well, we’re here to help you figure out all your questions about New York primary day, when voters choose their party’s nominees for this year’s general election on Nov. 6.
The big races to watch are for the Democratic nominations for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.
What time do polls close in NYC?
First things first, let’s get logistics out of the way for those wondering what time do polls close in NYC. Voting opened at 6 a.m., and New Yorkers will have until 9 p.m. to cast their votes in this election.
The New York primary is being held on a Thursday instead of its usual Tuesday due to the 17th anniversary of 9/11 and Rosh Hashanah this week.
Who’s on the ballot for the New York primary?
While Assembly, State Senate and judicial candidates are on the ballot of the 2018 New York primary election, eyes are on incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon. Earlier this week, a Siena College poll showed Cuomo with a 41 percent lead over Nixon.
Additionally, Democrats Leecia Eve, a Verizon executive and former Clinton administration aide; New York City Public Advocate Letitia James; Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and law professor Zephyr Teachout are vying for attorney general.
On the Republican side, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Manhattan lawyer Keith Wofford are running unopposed for governor and attorney general, respectively.