Election Day 2018: Polls Remain Open Until 9 Tonight

NEW YORK – Today, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 is Election Day, and polls across the state are open until 9 p.m. 
Chautauqua County Board of Election Officials say the busiest times at the polls will be from 6 to 9 a.m., noon until 1 p.m. and during the evening dinner hour.
If you have not moved, your voting site will be the same as 2017. Officials said they expect a good turnout this year.

The top race this year in New York State is for Governor, with five candidates on the ballot. Incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo is being challenged by Republican Marc Molinaro, Libertarian Larry Sharpe, Green Party’s Howie Hawkins and Service To America candidate Stephanie Miner. Cuomo is running on the Democratic Party line, Working Families, Independence and the Women’s Equality Line. Molinaro heads the Republican slate, Conservative line and the Reform Party line.
The State Comptroller race features Thomas DiNapoli, Democrat, Working Families, Independence, Women’s Equality and Reform lines, against Jonathan Trichter, Republican, Conservative. Also running for comptroller is Mark Dunlea, Green Party, and Libertarian Cruger E. Gallaudet.
The Attorney General race offers Letitia James, Democrat, Working Families, Independence, against Keith Wofford, Republican, Conservative. Also seeking the AG post are Michael Sussman, Green Party,  Nancy Sliwa, Reform Party, and Libertarian Christopher Garvey.
Incumbent U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat, Working Families, Independence and Women’s Equality, is running against Chele Farley, Republican,  Conservative, and Reform Party.
There are two candidates for two seats for State Supreme Court Justice. Paul Feroleto and John Curran are both running as Democrats, Republicans and Conservatives.
Incumbent Congressman Tom Reed is seeking reelection as a Republican, Conservative, and Independence candidate. Challenger Tracy Mitrano is running on the Democratic slate, and she’s also a member of the Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines.
Catharine Young, incumbent state senator, is unopposed on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party lines.
Incumbent State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell is running as a Republican. He is also on the Conservative and Independence partly slates. Challenging Goodell is Democrat Judith Einach. She is also listed on the Working Families and Women’s Equality lines.
The most local race on the ballot this year countywide is for the post of Chautauqua County Sheriff. Incumbent Joseph Gerace is seeking reelection as a Democrat. He is also on the slates for the Working Families and Independence tickets. Challenger James Quattrone is seeking office as a Republican. He is also on the Conservative line.
An Election Day Hotline, which is available to help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues encountered by voters at the polls, was setup by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood. The AG urges voters experiencing problems or issues at the polls to call the office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov at any time between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM today. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the Attorney General’s Civil Right’s Bureau.
For local voting questions call the Chautauqua County Board of Elections in Mayville at 716-753-4580.
WNYNewsNow will be live with Election Results tonight at 9 p.m. on our Facebook Page.

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