Primary Day: Busy day in Onondaga County races
Starting at noon Tuesday, polling locations will be open in many areas across the state for Primary Day voting. In Onondaga County, the race on everyone's radar is the three-way democratic contest for Syracuse mayor. But that's not the only primary people will vote on. Brad Vivacqua spoke with the elections, and has more.
Polls for Primary Day in most Central New York locations will be open from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m.
In Syracuse, Democrats will be heading to the polls to choose their candidate for the city's next mayor.
It's a three-way race between Joe Nicoletti, Juanita Perez Williams, and Marty Masterpole.
Earlier this year, the Democratic Committee endorsed Joe Nicoletti as their candidate -- but it's looking like it may be a close race.
Our recent Spectrum News/Siena Research Institute poll showed Nicoletti neck and neck with Perez Williams.
Other races in Syracuse include a contest for city court judge and councilor positions.
It's going to be a pretty busy day in Onondaga County, as there are about 25 races for county, town and city positions.
"Anytime you have an open mayor slot, because of the term limits, you always see a lot more activity around primaries throughout the city. But, also we're seeing all these things in the county as well. So, there's a lot of activity," said Onondaga County BOE Commissioner Dustin Czarny.
This year marks the first time non-affiliated voters who are not enrolled with a political party can vote for any of the Reform Party races.
And if you're heading out to the polls and you encounter any issues, the attorney general has set up a hotline to help. You can call 1-800-771-7755 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. That hotline is open until polls close at 9 p.m.