Congressional Primaries 2012: What to Know Today

Primaries for two House districts, one Senate seat, take place.

Today, voters across New York State will head to the polls for Congressional primaries to decide who their parties should nominate for the November general elections.

Locally, there are several contested races:

17th Congressional District (includes all of Mount Kisco and most of New Castle):

Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin and Hawthorne conservative activist Jim Russell are battling for the Republican slot in their efforts to unseat long-time Democratic incumbent Nita Lowey (D-Harrison). Lowey does not face a party challenge and will not be on the primary ballot today. our guide.


18th Congressional District (includes part of New Castle):

Five Democrats are running for their party's nomination to take on Republican incumbent Nan Hayworth (R-Bedford). They are: Wappingers Falls Mayor Matt Alexander, Cortlandt Councilman Richard Becker, Buchanan resident (and foiler of 2010 Times Square bomb plot) Duane Jackson, Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson, and Democratic activist and Hudson Valley area resident Sean Patrick Maloney. Hayworth, who is unopposed for re-nomination, is not on the primary ballot today. our guide.

Residents of just two New Castle election districts, 7 and 9, fall under this Congressional district, according to the Westchester County Board of Elections. The New Castle portion of the 18th Congressional district encompasses the town's northeastern panhandle, with Route 133 as its southern boundary and Seven Bridges Road as its western boundary.


U.S. Senate Seat:

Three Republicans are running for the nomination to take on incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. They are U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens), Manhattan attorney Wendy Long and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. our guide.


Where to Vote?

You can find your nearest polling place here on the Board of Elections website by typing in your address. Polls are open until 9 p.m. Below is a list of polling places for each district, according to the board:

New Castle

Districts 1 and 6:

Districts 8 and 13:

District 2:

Districts 7, 9 and 15:

Districts 3 and 5:

Districts 4, 12 and 16:

Districts 10, 11 and 14:

Mount Kisco

District 6:

District 4:

District 2:

Districts 1, 3 and 7:

District 5:


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