Polls Open on Election Day on Long Island

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It’s Election Day on Long Island and across the country.

Long Island voters began casting ballots at 8 a.m. in dozens of local races across Nassau and Suffolk counties. Voting will continue until polls close at 9 p.m.

A host of seats are up for grabs, notably Nassau County executive and district attorney in both counties. Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is seeking a second term against her Republican challenger, Hempstead Town Councilman Bruce Blakeman. Also in Nassau, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky is up against Anne Donnelly, a county prosecutor, for district attorney.

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L. to R.: Hempstead Town Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, former prosecutor Ray Tierney and Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini

In Suffolk, Democratic Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini is running for re-election against his GOP rival Raymond Tierney, a former federal and county prosecutor.

Voters will also choose county legislators, town supervisors, and town council members, depending on which town they reside. There are also five statewide ballot proposals on the back of the ballot. 

Local elections are taking place nationwide, including for mayor of New York City, governor of New Jersey, and several other mayoral and gubernatorial races across the country.

Results in races too close to call could take weeks to be certified due to the larger than normal absentee ballots mailed in due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Polls are open until 9 p.m. To find your polling place, visit nassaucountyny.gov or suffolkcountyny.gov.

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