GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Registered voters will take to the polls Tuesday to decide which candidates will appear on the November ballot in the U.S. Senate and Congressional races.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Voters can find their exact polling place on the Westchester County Board of Elections website by entering their address into the polling place locator.
What might be harder for voters to figure out, however, is which Congressional district they are actually voting in, since redistricting has reconfigured Westchester's longstanding Congressional districts.
In the rejiggered Congressional District 16, Elliot Engel, who has represented parts of Westchester and the Bronx for 24 years, is facing off in a Democratic primary against challenger Aniello Grimaldi. Grimaldi is a lawyer who has served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx and a New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
In the newly redrawn Congressional District 17, James Russell, a Hawthorne resident, and Joe Carvin, supervisor of Rye, are running to represent the Republican Party in the November election. The winner will face U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison). Although Lowey currently represents the 18th Congressional District, that seat is moving to the 17th Congressional District because of redistricting.
Meanwhile, in the newly aligned 18th District, five Democrats are running for a spot on the ballot to challenge U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-Mount Kisco), who currently represents the 19th District.
The challengers are Cortlandt Council member Richard Becker, Buchanan resident Duane Jackson, Wappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander, Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson and Sean Maloney, a former aide to President Bill Clinton.
A Republican primary is being held for U.S. Senate, as three candidates square off to go up against Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November. The three Republicans are U.S. Rep. Bob Turner of New York City, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and Manhattan attorney Wendy Long.