Tuesday is primary day, though voting in the state’s bifurcated primary system has been going on for two weeks.
On the ballot are candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and the state Assembly.
Democrats: Gov. Kathy Hochul, who stepped into the job when Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over misconduct allegations, is being challenged by US Rep. Tom Suozzi, who represents Huntington under the current district lines, and Jumaane Williams, New York City’s public advocate.
Republicans have four candidates for governor: US Rep. Lee Zeldin, also from Long Island, businessman Harry Wilson, Rob Astorino, former Westchester County Executive, and Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
For lieutenant governor, Republicans have just one candidate, former New York City police deputy inspector Alison Esposito.
The Democrats have Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado, Diana Reyna, a former City Council member running with Suozzi, and Ana María Archila, an activist.
Check on your voting location: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
The second primary, to choose candidates for Congress and the State Senate, is scheduled for Aug. 23. Decisions on redistricting maps delayed the campaign season.
In New York, primaries are closed, meaning only registered party members can vote in them.