Today is primary day in New York state

Today is presidential primary day in New York state, with voters choosing from among six Democratic
Volunteer Scott Stalker prepares lawn sign posters Saturday at John McCain’s Capital Region headquarters in Waterford.
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Volunteer Scott Stalker prepares lawn sign posters Saturday at John McCain’s Capital Region headquarters in Waterford.

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Today is presidential primary day in New York state, with voters choosing from among six Democratic candidates or five Republican hopefuls.

Polls are open throughout New York state from noon to 9 p.m. Complete coverage of the primaries, including local results, can be found tonight at dailygazette.com.

Though only six candidates remain in active pursuit of the presidential nomination in their respective parties, several candidates who have since dropped out of the race remain on the ballot in New York state.

Democratic voters will be able to choose from active candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as well as Joseph Biden, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich and Bill Richardson. Voters in the Democratic primary will choose not only a presidential candidate but also a slate of delegates and an alternate delegate for their Congressional district.

Republicans, meanwhile, can cast a vote for active challengers Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney or former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. GOP voters will choose only a candidate, with a slate of delegates automatically tied to that candidate in each Congressional district.

The New York primaries are closed primaries, which mean only voters registered as Democrats or Republicans can cast a ballot in their respective primaries.

To find out where to cast your ballot in today’s presidential primaries, check the Web site of your county’s Board of Elections:

Albany County — www.albanycounty.com/vote/

Fulton County — Not available on Internet, call 736-5526

Montgomery County — www.co.montgomery.ny.us/boe/default.asp

Saratoga County — www.co.saratoga.ny.us/election.html

Schenectady County — www.schenectadycounty.com/index.php?page_id=369

Schoharie County — www.schohariecounty-ny.gov/CountyWebSite/BoardOfElections/boehome.jsp

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