NEW YORK – The New York primary is Tuesday and it's set to play a pivotal stake in the presidential race. After weeks of campaigning, frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton look to widen their lead while Bernie Sanders, John Kasich and Ted Cruz seek to pull an upset in the Empire State for their respective parties.
Since it is not a winner-take-all primary, the 291 Democratic delegates and 95 Republican delegates will be divided amongst the candidates according to the ballots cast by registered party voters.
WHO CAN VOTE:
In order to vote, you must be a registered Republican or Democrat. You can check with the NYS Voter Registration database here.
WHERE TO VOTE:
Polls open at 6 a.m. in New York City, counties of Erie, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam, and close at 9 p.m. All other counties in New York open at 12 noon and close at 9 p.m.
In addition to the primary, there will be special elections at Senate District 9 (Part of Nassau County) and Assembly Districts 59 (Part of Kings County), 62 (Part of Richmond County) and 65 (Part of New York County). To vote in these special elections, you must be a registered voter within one of the above districts.
The last day to register to vote in the presidential NY primary was March 25. The last day to register for the general election will be Oct. 14.
For more information on today's election, refer to the New York State Board of Elections website.