There’s an election next week in New York—but hopefully you already knew that! Get to the polls on September 13th to cast your ballot for several local and statewide primary races.
The election you’ve likely heard the most about is the democratic gubernatorial primary between incumbent Andrew Cuomo and activist Cynthia Nixon. Though polling still shows Cuomo coming out ahead, there’s been numerous upsets to polling this season. Don’t let it dissuade you from Nixon’s commitment to fixing the subways and taxing the rich. Also on the ballot will be the lieutenant governor race between incumbent Kathy Hochul and Jumanne Williams.
There are four candidates for state attorney general—Leecia Eve, a lawyer on the Port Authority Board of Commissioners, New York City public advocate Leticia James, 18th congressional district representative Sean Patrick Maloney, and Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham law professor. For more info on the attorney general race, check out this primer from New York 1.
There’s also elections for the New York State Assembly. This is all in preparation for the general election on November 6th. The polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm. Check the Board of Elections website to make sure your registration is up to date. Balletopedia has even more helpful info.