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Early voting for primary elections starts Aug. 13

The wait is almost over. …

People can start casting their ballots next weekend in the primary elections for Congress and state Senate. Some have already started voting by absentee ballot.

Early voting will start Sat., Aug. 13, and run for nine days through Sun. Aug. 21. To find your early voting poll site, visit

The deadline for absentee ballot requests is Aug. 8.

The actual primary election date is Tues., Aug. 23.

Races in Downtown and Lower Manhattan in the area south of 14th Street include the District 10 Congressional race, as well as the District 27 state Senate race. Also a small area at the western end of 14th Street — basically the Meatpacking District and some surrounding blocks — is located in state Senate District 47, which mostly stretches from Chelsea to the Upper West Side. There is also the District 12 primary for the congressional seat covering the area north of 14th Street.

Primaries for Congress and state Senate in New York State were pushed back from June 28 to Aug. 23 after a state court ruled that the Albany-led redistricting process that had just been completed needed to be redone.

For information on the candidates and more about voting, visit

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