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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Polling places in Niagara County are open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. today.

Key races in East Niagara include:

  • 62nd District State Senate race between North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt, running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines; Niagara Falls School Board member Johnny Destino, running on the Democratic line; and N.T. businessman Paul Brown, running on the Working Families line. 
  • Governor's race between Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who is also running on the Working Families, Independence, and Women's Equality party lines; Rob Astorino, running on the Republican, Conservative, and Stop Common Core lines; Howie Hawkins on the Green Party line; Steven Cohn on the Sapient Party line; and Michael McDermott on the Libertarian line. 
  • State Comptroller's race between Democrat Thomas DiNapoli, who is also running on the Working Families and Independence parties' lines; Republican Robert Antonacci, who also has the Conservative Party line; Theresa M. Portelli, running on Green Party line; and Libertarian John Clifton.
  • Attorney General's race, featuring Eric Schneiderman on the Democrat, Working Families and Independence party lines; John Cahill on the Republican and Conservative lines; Ramon Jimenez, the Green Party candidate; and Libertarian Carl E. Person.
  • State Supreme Court Justice race, offering John J. DelMonte (Democrat and Working Families), Frederick Marshall (Republican, Conservative and Independence) E. Jeannette Ogden (Democrat, Republican, Conservative and Independence), Mary Slisz (Independence), Dennis E. Ward (Democrat, Republican, Conservative and Independence), Paul B. Wojtaszek (Democrat, Republican, Conservative and Independence), Daniel J. Furlong (Working Families), Donna M. Siwek (Democrat, Republican, Conservative, Working Families and Independence). Voters are instructed to vote for five candidates. 
  • 27th Congressional District race between Republican Chris Collins, who also has the Conservative and Independence lines; and Democrat James O'Donnell, who also has the Working Families line.
  • Lockport's Second Ward alderman's race between Anita Mullane, who has the Democrat and Working Families lines; and Patrick Feeley on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. 
  • Proposition 1, revising the state's redistricting procedure. 
  • Proposition 2, permitting electronic distribution of state legislative bills.
  • Proposition 3, a school bond act. 

There are also uncontested races in the Town of Lockport, Somerset, for county treasurer, and for the state Assembly.

Voters who aren't sure of their polling place can find out on the Board of Elections website.

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