Election 2013: A mini guide to tomorrow's primary election

It's here! The 2013 primary election—which will decide candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate and more—kicks off tomorrow at 6am.

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Election Day

Election Day

It seems like this election season is never-ending, and for a couple races, it only begins with tomorrow's primary election. We could be looking at a mayoral-runoff election in addition to November's general election, if some of the slogging candidates pick up steam in the polling booth tomorrow.


But tomorrow's about more than just the race for Gracie Mansion, and there are a whole slew of candidates looking to take (or keep) their spots in city government. Here's our primary primer for you, so you'll know when, where and who you're voting for before the results come rolling in.


WHEN: Polls open at 6am and stay open until 9pm, though try to get to your polling place well before they close, since long lines are the norm during major elections.


WHERE: You can find your polling place through the NYC Board of Elections' poll-site locator app; you must vote at the poll site that corresponds to the address you registered with the BOE.


WHO: The big citywide races are for mayor, city comptroller and public advocate, but those aren't the only guys you'll see on the ballot tomorrow. All five boroughs are holding races for their Borough President, and all 51 City Council district seats are up for bid, too. Decide NYC has a solid rundown of all the candidates if you want to keep track of who's running against who, endorsements and where everyone stands on the issues. And remember that the lever voting machines make a return tomorrow, so get ready to punch some ballots, old-school style.


POST-ELECTION: WNYC will be keeping tabs on all the race results as they come in on their website, so stayed tuned to find out the night's winners and losers.


Democratic process, ahoy!



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