It’s election season at The Big Apple and we have the details on what voters should know about in the NYC elections today.
As posted on Politico New York, voters will elect county executives, district attorneys and mayoral offices. Via special election, there are five vacated state legislative seats which will be filled up.
One race which is notably worth-watching is that in the Senate District 58 where Broome County undersheriff, Fred Akshar, will run against former county executive and Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner, Barbara Fiala. Current governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed Fiala after NY State Senator Tom Libous was convicted of felony. The governor even pointed to her as a “fantastic candidate.”
The site mentioned that democrats would feel safe to win the seats in three districts. Roxanne Persaud would likely win over Jeffrey Ferretti in Senate District 19 with her bills passed on both houses. Alicia Hyndman has an advantage in Assembly District 29 from Republican Scherie Murray with her notable background in education. As a former employee at the Department of Corrections, Pamela Harris would likely get the vacated seat in South Brooklyn over Lucretia Regina-Potter.
Syracuse.com noted that the race for Onondaga county executive between Democrat Toby Shelley and Republican Joanie Mahoney is worth observing. Being the first woman to hold this position, Mahoney is running for the her third term.
According to the site, elections in Onondaga County were dominated by Republicans in the past years. However, based from their records, there are more registered Democrats in the county.
NY 1 News reported that the race for the District Attorney on Staten Island is highly anticipated. Former Congressman Michael McMahon would run against former Manhattan prosecutor Joan Illuzzi. Moreover, current District Attorney Richard Brown is hoping for re-election in the Queens county.
Election day will fall on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Polls will be opened from 6am to 9pm.
If you don’t know yet your poll center, visit the Board of Elections in New York City website to check the location of your poll site.