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Question Of The Day: Voting Today?

The Republican Primary is Tuesday.

Voters in New York are heading to the polls Tuesday to determine winners in Congressional primaries. The only contested race in the Port Washington area is the statewide Republican primary to determine a challenger for the seat currently held by Democrat Kirsten Gillebrand. There are three candidates in the race, lawyer, Wendy Long, Nassau Comptroller George Maragos and Rep. Robert Turner, who won the Congressional seat in Queens and Brooklyn in a special election after Democrat Anthony Weiner resigned. The district is being eliminated as a result of the 2010 census. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in New York.

Have you headed to the polls yet?

For polling locations call 516-571-2411.

George Mulligan June 27, 2012 at 09:46 AM
Evidently, few people in Port Washington knew about this election, or else they didn't care. At the Flower Hill Fire House on Haven Ave. we had 302 eligible voters. Only ten voters cast a ballot. So a three percent turnout. Less tha one person per hour came to the voting booth.
matteo June 27, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I didn't know; it was badly advertised, maybe the Repub leaders wanted it that way. The 3% who voted were probably told where to vote by the local leaders, who were in turn instructed by "central command". I love our democracy. It's similar to the School Board elections; they always make it on "parents" day at the schools. It's smart political planning, but it stinks for a truly "democratic" system.
NH Runner June 27, 2012 at 01:52 PM
How come Patch did not advertise or othwrwise mention these primaries until the day of the election?????
Richard Brody June 27, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Primaries are almost always poorly participated in. But, the concept of scheduling Federal primaries on different date that state and village, etc., is costly and ill conceived. Could one have come up with a worse date than the last Tuesday in June, when school's out and vacation season has begun? Also remember there are far fewer registered Republicans, and there were very few Democratic primaries. In addition, none of the main 3 Republican candidates had much state-wide name recognition. In addition, the state and quality of our politicians and political system has brought on widespread voter apathy.
matteo June 27, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Richard, some good points. But I'm with NH Runner. The press did a terrible job. Also, the Repubs made no effort to sne out flyers, make calls, etc. It was eerily quiet prior to primary day. You must be very alert to participate. PS When Obama won in 2008, it was the biggest turn out in 20 yearsd, a whopping 57% of the electorate.


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