It’s (Congressional) Primary Day!

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It’s June 26, the fourth Tuesday of the month. And you know what that means!

Well, no, you probably don’t. But a federal judge’s decision late last year moved New York’s federal primary elections to today, and voters are heading to the polls to pick their party’s preferred candidate in a handful of congressional races.

Republicans will also choose their preferred candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, with Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Manhattan attorney Wendy Long and Queens Rep. Bob Turner (pictured) vying for the nomination.

Turnout is expected to be light, with polls open around the state until 9 p.m.

Courtesy of the Gannett Washington Bureau’s Brian Tumulty, a roundup of congressional primaries across the state can be found after the jump:

  • 1st Congressional District, Suffolk County. Republican primary. Randy Altschuler is on the ballot against George Demos, who dropped out last month. Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop of Southampton does not have a primary.
  • 5th Congressional District, parts of Queens and Nassau counties. Democratic primary. Rep. Gregory Meeks of Jamaica faces a challenge from Allan Jennings, a former New York City councilman of South Ozone Park; Joseph Marthone of Cambria Heights; and Mike Scala of Queens Village.
  • 6th Congressional District, part of Queens. Open seat race. Democratic primary between Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Flushing, Assemblyman Rory Lancman of Fresh Meadows, New York City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley of Ridgewood and Robert Mittman of Bayside.
  • 7th Congressional District, parts of Brooklyn, Queens and lower Manhattan. Rep. Nydia Valazquez of Brooklyn is being challenged by New York City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, George Martinez and Daniel O’Connor.
  • 8th Congressional District, parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Open seat because of the retirement of Rep. Edolphus Towns. Democratic primary between Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and New York City Councilman Charles Barron.
  • 9th Congressional District, Brooklyn. Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke is being challenged by attorney Sylvia Kinard.
  • 13th Congressional District, northern Manhattan and northwest Bronx. Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel is being challenged by State Sen. Adriano Espaillat; former Bill Clinton advisor Clyde Williams, Seagrams executive Joyce Johnson and former model Craig Schley.
  • 16th Congressional District, north Bronx and southern Westchester County. Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of Riverdale is being challenged by attorney Aniello Grimaldo.
  • 17th Congressional District, Rockland County and parts of Westchester County. Republican primary between Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin and Jim Russell of Hawthorne. Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of Harrison does not have a primary.
  • 18th Congressional District, the northeast section of Westchester County, southeast Dutchess County and all of Putnam and Orange counties. Democratic primary between Matt Alexander, mayor of Wappingers Falls; Richard Becker, a cardiologist from Cortlandt Manor; Duane Jackson, a Times Square street vendor from Buchanan; Sean Patrick Maloney, a Manhattan attorney; and Tom Wilson, mayor of Tuxedo. Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth does not have a primary.
  • 19th Congressional District, covers most of Dutchess and Rensselaer counties, part of Broome and Montgomery counties and all of Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Sullivan, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties. Democratic primary between attorney Julian Schreibman of Stone Ridge and Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner. Republican Rep. Chris Gibson of Kinderhook does not have a primary.
  • 21st Congressional District, covers many North County counties. Republican primary between Matt Doheny of Watertown and Kellie Greene of Sacketts Harbor. Democratic Rep. Bill Owens of Plattsburgh does not have a primary.
  • 22nd Congressional District, covers most of Broome County, southeast Tioga County, all of Chenango and Cortland counties and areas north to Oswego. Republican Rep. Richard Hanna is being challenged by Michael Kicinski of Earlville.
  • 23rd Congressional District, covers most of Tioga County, eastern Ontario County and all of Tompkins, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Yates, Steuben, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. Democratic primary between Nate Shinagawa of Ithaca; Leslie Danks Burke of Ithaca and Melissa Dobson of Owego. Republican Rep. Tom Reed of Corning does not have a primary.
  • 27th Congressional District, covers parts of Ontario, Monroe, Erie and Niagara counties and all of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties. Republican primary between former Erie County Executive Chris Collins of Clarence and David Bellavia of Batavia. Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul does not have a primary.
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