Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose representatives for federal and state candidates.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. To find your polling place, visit voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.

To learn more about the candidates, visit www.poststar.com/highlights and see the Election 2018 topics page.

Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, is seeking her third two-year term representing NY-21, which encompasses all of Warren, Washington, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties and portions of Saratoga and Herkimer counties.

Stefanik is being challenged by Democrat Tedra Cobb and Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking her second full six-year term. She was first appointed to the position in 2009, following the resignation of Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state. Gillibrand won election to the rest of Clinton’s seat in 2010 and was elected to a full term in 2012. Republican Chele Farley, a partner in a private equity firm, is challenging her. Also on the ballot are the following:

In the state races, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking his third four-year term and being challenged by Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, Libertarian Larry Sharpe and independent candidate Stephanie Miner.

The race for state comptroller features incumbent Democrat Thomas DiNapoli and his challengers — Green Party candidate Mark Dunlea, Libertarian Cruger Gallaudet and Republican and Conservative candidate Jonathan Trichter.

Voters will choose a new attorney general, since Eric Schneiderman resigned in May over domestic abuse allegations. Solicitor General Barbara Underwood was appointed to fill the job, but is not running for the permanent position. New York City Public Advocate Tish James is running on the Democratic line against Republican Keith Wofford, who works as a bankruptcy attorney and partner in Ropes & Gray law firm. Also on the ballot are Reform Party candidate Nancy Sliwa, Green Party nominee Michael Sussman and Libertarian candidate Christopher Garvey.

The New York State Senate is also in play. Republicans currently hold a 32-31 edge because of a rogue Democrat, Sen. Simcha Felder of Brooklyn, who caucuses with the GOP legislators.

Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, is seeking her ninth two-year term in the 45th Senate District, which includes all of Warren, Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties and parts of St. Lawrence and Washington counties. She is being challenged by Democrat Emily Martz of Saranac Lake, who is a former NY-21 candidate and former director of operations and finance for the Adirondack North Country Association economic development group.

There is a hotly contested race for the 43rd Senate District seat, which is currently held by the retiring Sen. Kathy Marchione of Halfmoon. Marchione’s legislative aide, Daphne Jordan of Halfmoon, is running on the Republican line against Brunswick Democrat Aaron Gladd, who served as deputy policy director for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The district encompasses all of Columbia County and parts of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington counties.

On the Assembly side, Democrat Carrie Woerner of Round Lake is seeking her third two-year term representing the 113th Assembly District, which includes parts of Washington and Saratoga counties. Morgan Zegers of Ballston Spa is the Republican candidate.

In the 107th Assembly District race, which encompasses portions of Washington, Rensselaer and Columbia counties, Republican Assemblyman Jake Ashby of Castleton is being challenged by New Lebanon Democrat Tistrya Houghtling. Ashby was elected in April to replace Steve McLaughlin, who resigned to become Rensselaer County executive.

Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, is effectively running unopposed in the 114th Assembly District. Former NY-21 candidate Katie Wilson has the Working Families Party line, but she is not actively campaigning.

Voters in Glens Falls, Queensbury and Moreau also will be able to vote on Crandall Public Library’s nearly $4.73 million proposed budget.

Election Day 2018: Before you head to the polls read about the key races, view sample ballots and Post-Star endorsements

Election Day is almost here, the polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. 

Take a look back at preview stories, candidate question and answer, endorsements, sample ballots and more.

Check poststar.com on Tuesday night after the polls close for results.

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Michael Goot covers politics, business, the city of Glens Falls and the town and village of Lake George. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com and follow his blog at http://poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/.


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